Publication
Title
Mapping spin-polarized transitions with atomic resolution
Author
Abstract
The coupling of angstrom-sized electron probes with spin-polarized electronic transitions shows that the inelastically scattered probe electron is in a mixed state containing electron vortices with nonzero orbital angular momentum. These electrons create an asymmetric intensity distribution in energy filtered diffraction patterns, giving access to maps of the magnetic moments with atomic resolution. A feasibility experiment shows evidence of the predicted effect. Potential applications are column-by-column maps of magnetic ordering, and the creation of angstrom-sized free electrons with orbital angular momentum by inelastic scattering in a thin ferromagnetic foil.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : B : condensed matter and materials physics. - Lancaster, Pa, 1998 - 2015
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2012
ISSN
1098-0121 [print]
1550-235X [online]
Volume/pages
85:13(2012), p. 134422,1-134422,8
Article Reference
134422
ISI
000302608100004
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
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Counting Atoms in Nanomaterials (COUNTATOMS).
Exploring electron vortex beams (VORTEX).
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Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 18.10.2017
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