Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy

  • M. Bode
  • R. Wiesendanger
Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)


Within recent years spin-polarized scanning tunneling spectroscopy (SP-STS) has developed into a mature tool for ultrahigh spatial resolution magnetic domain imaging. In this chapter, we will introduce the measurement principle of SP-STS and describe experimental procedures and requirements. We will discuss present data measured on different ferro- and antiferromagnetic sample systems demonstrating the particular strength of SP-STS, i.e., the ability for simultaneous observation of structural, electronic, and magnetic properties.


Domain Wall Spin Polarization Tunneling Spectrum Easy Magnetization Direction Domain Wall Width 


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