Exploring the single atom spin state by electron spectroscopy

To control the spin state of an individual atom is an ultimate goal for spintronics. A single atom magnet, which may lead to a supercapacity memory device if realized, requires the high-spin state of an isolated individual atom. Here, we demonstrate the realization of well isolated transition metal (TM) atoms fixed at atomic defects sparsely dispersed in graphene.

Published in

Physical Review Letters

Authored by

Lin,Y. -C.; Teng, P. -Y.; Chiu, P, -W.; Suenaga, K.

Publication date

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Resource category
Technique category