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Title: Spin-polarized confined states in Ag films on Fe(110)

Spin- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy of thin Ag(111) films on ferromagnetic Fe(110) shows a series of spin-polarized peaks. These features derive from Ag sp-bands, which form quantum well states and resonances due to confinement by a spin-dependent interface potential barrier. The spin-up states are broader and located at higher binding energy than the corresponding spin-down states at Gamma, although the differences attenuate near the Fermi level. The spin-down states display multiple gap openings, which interrupt their parabolic-like dispersion. As a result, first-principles calculations attribute these findings to the symmetry- and spin-selective hybridization of the Ag states with the exchange-split bands of the substrate.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ; ORCiD logo [2] ;  [3] ;  [1] ;  [4] ;  [5] ;  [1]
  1. Istituto di Struttura della Materia, Trieste (Italy)
  2. Peter Grunberg Institut and Institute for Advanced Simulation, Julich (Germany)
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  4. Univ. della Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (CS) (Italy)
  5. Istituto di Struttura della Materia, Roma (Italy)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-203487-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 0953-8984
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 49; Journal ID: ISSN 0953-8984
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
OSTI Identifier:
1433964