The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 547–551 | Cite as

Interplay of electronic, magnetic and structural properties of surface-supported clusters

  • P. A. IgnatievEmail author
  • V. S. Stepanyuk
  • L. Niebergall
  • P. Bruno
  • J. Berakdar


We present first theoretical evidence revealing the influence of structural changes on the spin-polarized surface states of large Co nanoislands grown on Cu(111). The minority density of electronic states possesses a pronounced peak whose energetic position depends sensitively on the Co layers stacking order. Our results suggest a way to deduce the stacking order of large Co nanoislands using scanning tunnelling microscopy/spectroscopy.


73.20.-r Electron states at surfaces and interfaces 73.20.At Surface states, band structure, electron density of states 73.22.-f Electronic structure of nanoscale materials: clusters, nanoparticles, nanotubes, and nanocrystals 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Ignatiev
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. S. Stepanyuk
    • 1
  • L. Niebergall
    • 1
  • P. Bruno
    • 1
  • J. Berakdar
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für MikrostrukturphysikHalleGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Physik, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany

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