Applied Physics A

, Volume 82, Issue 1, pp 63–66 | Cite as

Scanning tunnelling microscopy and electronic structure of Mn clusters on Ag(111)

  • J. Kliewer
  • R. Berndt
  • J. Minár
  • H. Ebert


Small Mn clusters (Mn1-Mn4) are prepared by manipulation of Mn adatoms on Ag(111) with the tip of a scanning tunnelling microscope. The apparent heights of the clusters are observed to increase monotonously from 1.6 Å for a monomer to 2.2 Å for a tetramer. Self-consistent calculations of the electronic structure of these clusters are in encouraging agreement with the experimental data.


Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy Image Spin Magnetic Moment Experimental Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy Investigation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Experimentelle und Angewandte PhysikChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielKielGermany
  2. 2.Dept. Chemie und BiochemieUniversity of MunichMünchenGermany

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