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Université de Fribourg

Influence of elastic scattering on the measurement of core-level binding energy dispersion in X-ray photoemission spectroscopy

Schwier, E.F. ; Monney, Claude ; Mariotti, Nicholas. ; Vydrovà, Z. ; García-Fernández, Mirian ; Didiot, Clément ; Garnier, Michael Bernard Gunnar ; Aebi, Philipp

In: The European Physical Journal B - Condensed Matter And Complex Systems, 2011, vol. 81, no. 4, p. 399-403

We explore the interplay between the elastic scattering of photoelectrons and the surface core level shifts with regard to the determination of core level binding energies in Au(111) and Cu3Au(100). We find that an artificial shift is created in the binding energies of the Au 4f core levels, that exhibits a dependence on the emission angle, as well as on the spectral intensity of the core level...

Université de Neuchâtel

Use of angle-resolved photoemission and density functional theory for surface structural analysis of YSi2

Koitzsch, Christian ; Bovet, M. ; Garnier, Michael Bernard Gunnar ; Aebi, Philipp ; Rogero, C. ; Martín-Gago, J. A.

In: Surface Science, 2004, vol. 566-568, no. 2, p. 1047-1051

The atomic structure of two-dimensional yttrium silicide epitaxially grown on Si(1 1 1) was investigated by means of density functional theory calculations and angle-resolved photoemission experiments. The obtained accuracy of the calculations allowed to discriminate different surface arrangements in a quantitative way via comparing their theoretical band structure to the experimental result....

Université de Neuchâtel

Charge density waves in 1T-TaS2: an angle-resolved photoemission study

Clerc, Florian ; Bovet, M. ; Berger, Helmuth ; Despont, Laurent ; Koitzsch, Christian ; Garnier, Michael Bernard Gunnar ; Aebi, Philipp

In: Surface Science, 2006, vol. 351, no. 3-4, p. 245-249

The transition metal dichalcogenide 1T-TaS2 is a layered material exhibiting charge density waves. Based on angle-resolved photoemission experiments mapping spectral weight at the Fermi surface and density functional theory calculations we discuss possible mechanisms involved with the creation of charge density waves. At first the flat parts of the elliptically shaped Fermi...

Université de Neuchâtel

X-ray photoelectron diffraction study of Cu(1 1 1): Multiple scattering investigation

Despont, Laurent ; Naumovic, D. ; Clerc, Florian ; Koitzsch, Christian ; Garnier, Michael Bernard Gunnar ; Garcia de Abajo, F.J. ; Van Hove, M. A. ; Aebi, Philipp

In: Surface Science, 2006, vol. 600, no. 2, p. 380-385

Multiple scattering theory based on a cluster model is used to simulate full-hemispherical X-ray photoelectron diffraction measurements in order to verify how state of the art multiple scattering simulations are able to reproduce the experiment. This approach is applied to the Cu(1 1 1) surface for two different photoelectron kinetic energies. Differences and similarities between single and...

Université de Neuchâtel

Photoemission of a Quantum Cavity with a Nonmagnetic Spin Separator

Koitzsch, Christian ; Battaglia, Corsin ; Clerc, Florian ; Despont, Laurent ; Garnier, Michael Bernard Gunnar ; Aebi, Philipp

In: Physical Review B, 2005, vol. 95, no. 126401, p. 1-4

Quantum well states are a consequence of confinement in a quantum cavity. In this study we investigate with photoemission the influence of the interface electronic structure on the quantum well state energy dispersion in ultrathin Mg(0001) films on W (110). Coupling between the sp-derived quantum well states and the substrate across the interface becomes manifest in a deviation from...

Université de Neuchâtel

Lattice-distortion-enhanced electron-phonon coupling and Fermi surface nesting in 1T-TaS2

Clerc, Florian ; Battaglia, Corsin ; Bovet, M ; Despont, Laurent ; Monney, Claude ; Cercellier, Hervé ; Garnier, Michael Bernard Gunnar ; Aebi, Philipp ; Berger, Helmuth ; Forró, László

In: Physical Review B, 2006, vol. 74, no. 155114, p. 1-7

The temperature dependence of the electronic structure of the quasi-two-dimensional material 1T-TaS2 is revisited by considering angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and density functional theory to calculate the imaginary part of the static electronic susceptibility characterizing the nesting strength. While nesting appears to play a role in the high temperature...

Université de Neuchâtel

Evidence for an Excitonic Insulator Phase in 1T–TaS2

Cercellier, H. ; Monney, Claude ; Clerc, F. ; Battaglia, Corsin ; Despont, Laurent ; Garnier, Michael Bernard Gunnar ; Beck, H. ; Aebi, Philipp ; Patthey, L. ; Berger, H. ; Forró, L.

In: Physical Review Letters, 2007, vol. 99, no. 146403, p. 1-4

We present a new high-resolution angle-resolved photoemission study of 1T–TaS2 in both its room-temperature, normal phase and its low-temperature, charge-density wave phase. At low temperature the photoemission spectra are strongly modified, with large band renormalizations at high-symmetry points of the Brillouin zone and a very large transfer of spectral weight to backfolded...

Université de Neuchâtel

Multiple scattering investigation of the 1T-TaS2 surface termination

Despont, Laurent ; Clerc, F. ; Garnier, Michael Bernard Gunnar ; Berger, H. ; Forró, L. ; Aebi, Philipp

In: The European Physical Journal B - Condensed Matter and Complex Systems, 2006, vol. 52, no. 3, p. 421-426

Multiple scattering theory based on a cluster model is used to simulate full hemispherical X-ray photoelectron diffraction measurements on a 1T-TaS2 (0001) surface. Key points to determine the surface termination are discussed. As the commonly applied single scattering simulations do not give satisfying results, a multiple scattering approach has to be used to accurately...

Université de Neuchâtel

X-ray photoelectron diffraction study of ultrathin PbTiO3 films

Despont, Laurent ; Lichtensteiger, Céline ; Clerc, F. ; Garnier, Michael Bernard Gunnar ; Garcia de Abajo, F.J. ; Van Hove, M. A. ; Triscone, Jean-Marc ; Aebi, Philipp

In: European Physical Journal B (The) - Condensed Matter and Complex Systems, 2006, vol. 49, no. 2, p. 141-146

Full hemispherical X-ray photoelectron diffraction (XPD) experiments have been performed to investigate at the atomic level ultrathin epitaxial c-axis oriented PbTiO3 (PTO) films grown on Nb-doped SrTiO3 substrates. Comparison between experiment and theory allows us to identify a preferential ferroelectric polarization state in a 60 Å -thick PTO film. Multiple scattering...

Université de Neuchâtel

Electronic structure of ZrTe3

Starowicz, P. ; Battaglia, Corsin ; Clerc, F. ; Despont, Laurent ; Prodan, A. ; van Midden, H. J. P. ; Szerer, U. ; Szytuła, A. ; Garnier, Michael Bernard Gunnar ; Aebi, Philipp

In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2007, vol. 442, no. 1-2, p. 268-271

The Fermi surface topology of the layered superconducting charge density wave compound ZrTe3 is investigated by angle resolved photoelectron spectroscopy and density functional theory. The Fermi surface is dominated by bands originating from two perpendicular systems of quasi one-dimensional chains. Nesting and opening of a pseudogap at temperatures as high as 250 K are signatures of a...