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Atomic-scale sensing of the magnetic dipolar field from single atoms
- Atomic-scale sensing of the magnetic dipolar field from single atoms
- Choi, Taeyoung; Paul, William; Rolf-Pissarczyk, Steffen; Macdonald, Andrew J.; Natterer, Fabian D.; Yang, Kai; Willke, Philip; Lutz, Christopher P.; Heinrich, Andreas J.
- Ewha Authors
- Andreas Heinrich; 최태영
- Issue Date
- Journal Title
- NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY
- 1748-3387; 1748-3395
- vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 420 - 424
- NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
- SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS
- Spin resonance provides the high-energy resolution needed to determine biological and material structures by sensing weak magnetic interactions(1). In recent years, there have been notable achievements in detecting(2) and coherently controlling(3-7) individual atomic-scale spin centres for sensitive local magnetometry(8-10). However, positioning the spin sensor and characterizing spin-spin interactions with sub-nanometre precision have remained outstanding challenges(11,12). Here, we use individual Fe atoms as an electron spin resonance (ESR) sensor in a scanning tunnelling microscope to measure the magnetic field emanating from nearby spins with atomic-scale precision. On artificially built assemblies of magnetic atoms (Fe and Co) on a magnesium oxide surface, we measure that the interaction energy between the ESR sensor and an adatom shows an inverse-cube distance dependence (r(-3.01+/-0.04)). This demonstrates that the atoms are predominantly coupled by the magnetic dipole-dipole interaction, which, according to our observations, dominates for atom separations greater than 1 nm. This dipolar sensor can determine the magnetic moments of individual adatoms with high accuracy. The achieved atomic-scale spatial resolution in remote sensing of spins may ultimately allow the structural imaging of individual magnetic molecules, nanostructures and spin-labelled biomolecules.
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