Direct observation of the precession of individual paramagnetic spins on oxidized silicon surfaces

Y. Manassen, R. J. Hamers, J. E. Demuth, A. J. Castellano

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Abstract

The precession of individual spins on partially oxidized Si(111) surfaces has been detected using a scanning tunneling microscope. The spin precession in a constant magnetic field induces a modulation in the tunneling current at the Larmor frequency. This radio-frequency signal is shown to be localized over distances less than 10 A and follows the expected magnetic field dependence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2531-2534
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume62
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)

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