P. Schattschneider, I. Ennen, M. Stöger-Pollach, J. Verbeeck, V. Mauchamp, M. Jaouen:
"Real space maps of magnetic moments on the atomic scale: Theory and feasibility";
Ultramicroscopy, 110 (2010), 8; S. 1038 - 1041.

Kurzfassung englisch:
The recently discovered EMCD technique (energy loss magnetic chiral dichroism) can detect atom specific magnetic moments with nanometer resolution, exploiting the spin selectivity of electronic transitions in energy loss spectroscopy. Yet, direct imaging of magnetic moments on the atomic scale is not possible. In this paper we present an extension of EMCD that can overcome this limit. As a model system we chose bcc Fe. We present image simulations of the L3 white line signal, based on the kinetic equation for the density matrix of the 200 kV probe electron. With actual progress in instrumentation (high brightness sources, aberration corrected lenses) this technique should allow direct imaging of spin moments on the atomic scale.

Electron energy loss spectroscopy; HRTEM; Magnetic circular dichroism; Coherence

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