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Spin-polarized Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Investigations of Nanospintronic Systems

October 23, 2013 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Presenter 
Arthur Smith, Ohio University
Location 
Building 440, Room A105-106
Type 
Colloquium
Series 
NST Nanoscience Colloquium
Abstract:
There are many interesting and unanswered questions within magnetic/spintronic material systems which are ideally investigated using a hybrid approach consisting of UHV scanning tunneling microscopy and molecular beam epitaxy (MBE/STM). Further, by adding spin functionality to the STM tip, it is possible to study spin-polarized (SP) structures via SP-STM down to atomic scales. I will illustrate the power of our approach via our recent work on magnetic spin pyramids, discuss new developments within my labs, and show where we are going next with our research.