Preparation of magnetic tips for spin-polarized STM on Fe1+yTe

Udai Raj Singh, Ramakrishna Aluru, Yong Liu, Chengtian Lin, Peter Wahl

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The interplay of electronic nematic modulations, magnetic order, superconductivity and structural distortions in strongly correlated electron materials calls for methods which allow characterizing them simultaneously - to allow establishing directly the relationship between these different phenomena. Spin-polarized STM enables studying both, electronic excitations as well as magnetic structure in the same measurement at the atomic scale. Here we demonstrate preparation of magnetic tips, both ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic, on single crystals of FeTe. This opens up preparation of spin-polarized tips without the need for sophisticated ultra-high vacuum preparation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number161111
JournalPhysical Review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2015


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