We report first results on the deposition of L-cysteine (Cys), a fundamental amino-acid, on a magnetic substrate. Molecules have been deposited under ultra-high vacuum conditions on Fe(100) films. Electronic and magnetic properties of adsorbed molecules have been investigated by spin polarized metastable deexcitation spectroscopy (SPMDS). The spectra show a growth dynamics apparently similar to the one already reported on coinage metal surfaces with the formation of a strongly-bound thiolate species (S-Fe bond) and weakly-bound second-layer molecules. SPMDS revealed the spin-polarized character of an Auger (Penning) deexcitation peak related to a Cys molecular orbital. Interestingly, these spin-polarization effects, ascribed to the interaction with the magnetized substrate, vanish before the first layer completion, suggesting a possible correlation with the SAM assembly properties.
Scheda prodotto non validato
Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo
|Titolo:||A spin polarized He metastable beam investigation of the adsorption of L-cysteine on magnetic surfaces|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|