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Seeing the spin through

Interfaces can have quite different properties from those of their constituent materials. But it's surprising that the adsorption of a single organic molecule onto a magnetic surface can drastically modify that surface's magnetism.

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Figure 1: Studying spin transport with SP-STM.

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Sanvito, S. Seeing the spin through. Nature 467, 664–665 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/467664a

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