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Scanning Probe microscopy and magnetic resonance

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  • Dr. Yishay Manassen

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    1. Department of Chemical Physics The Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot 76100 (Israel)
    • Department of Chemical Physics The Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot 76100 (Israel)
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    • Incumbent of the Lilian and George Lyttle Career Development Chair.


  • The author would like to express his gratitude to A. Vardi for fruitful discussions regarding the theoretical aspects of ESR-STM. This work is partially supported by a grant from the Basic Research Foundation Administered by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

Abstract

Adaptations of scanning probe microscopy techniques can be used in conjunction with electron spin resonance for surfaces containing isolated paramagnetic spin centers. Scanning the tip over such a surface in the presence of a magnetic field produces reproducible. spatially localized signals. Possible mechanisms explaining this behavior are discussed. The detection of magnetic resonance by atomic force microscopy is also considered. including problems that have had to be overcome and experimental details.

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