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Surface analysis V. Scanning probes for surface magnetization


  • For Part IV see Adv. Mater. 2 (1990) 428.


Improving the lateral resolution of an STM by exploiting the interactions of spin-polarized electrons with the spins at the surface is one way of imaging surface magnetization, important in the development of future read/write schemes in magnetic thin-film media. Recent progress made with this and other methods is discussed.

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