Microstructure Research

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The combination of magnetism with nanostructures opens the possibility to exploit the electrons’ spin degree of freedom for so-called spintronic devices with optimized properties or new functionalities. Over the last years, the group has focused on the development of new instruments for imaging of spintronic devices which operate at the highest spatial and/or temporal resolution. One example of such an instrument is the Near Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscope, which combines the high spatial resolution of a Scanning Tunneling Microscope with the spectroscopic and spin analysis capabilities of secondary electrons emitted in conventional scanning electron microscopy. Another recent achievement of the group was the detailed and possibly universal understanding of the spin structure of perpendicularly magnetized ultrathin ferromagnetic films, for which modulated phases in the form of striped phases were detected.

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