Variation of the spin density at EF with oxygen adsorption: Fe(110) vs O/Fe(110)

Ruqian Wu*, A. J. Freeman

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The spin densities at the Fermi energy for the clean and oxygen adsorbed Fe(110) surfaces calculated using the full potential linearized augmented plane-wave method are found to differ substantially (in sign) from the energy-integrated total spin density previously given in the literature. The energy-sliced spin density becomes negative in the Fe(110) surface-vacuum region despite the enhancement of the surface magnetic moment and is reversed in sign, to positive, by the addition of a p(1×1) oxygen overlayer. Both results have been observed in a recent experiment using spin-polarized metastable atom deexcitation spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6739-6741
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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