Isolation of Exchange- and Spin-Orbit-Driven Effects Via Manipulation of the Axis of Quantization
Double polarization photoelectron spectroscopy using circularly polarized x-rays and true spin detection has been performed using the 2p core levels of ultrathin films of Fe and Co. This includes both the separation into magnetization- and spin-specific spectra and an analysis of the polarization, asymmetry, and related quantities. It is shown how to selectively manipulate the manifestation of exchange- and spin-orbit effects simply by choosing different axes of quantization. Furthermore, the underlying simplicity of the results can be confirmed by comparison to a simple yet powerful single-electron picture.
T. Komesu et al., "Isolation of Exchange- and Spin-Orbit-Driven Effects Via Manipulation of the Axis of Quantization," Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 1371-1376, AVS Science and Technology Society, Nov 2010.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1116/1.3498716
Keywords and Phrases
Circularly polarized x-rays; Core levels; Single electron; Spin detection; Spin orbits; Spin-orbit effects; Polarization; Ultrathin films; Photoelectron spectroscopy
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