Spectroscopic evidence of two-dimensional character of the 90 K Bi 2(Sr,La,Ca)3Cu2O8 superconductors


Journal Article

Polarization-dependent angle-resolved photoemission experiments in the constant final state mode (absorption measurements) were performed on single crystals of the Bi-based 2212 material using synchrotron radiation in the photon energy range 10-40 eV. Evidence of polarization-dependent transitions due to Bi 5d→6p, Sr 4p→4d, and Ca 3p→3d excitations is observed. The data show that the electronic charge is highly localized to the layers of the crystal structure, thus providing a direct spectroscopic confirmation of the two-dimensional nature of these types of materials. Polarization-sensitive absorption signals at 14-15 eV attributed to Bi 6s→6p transitions show that the density of states (DOS) of the Bi 6pz holes peaks at about 0.7 eV higher energy than the DOS of the Bi 6px,y holes.

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Cited Authors

  • Lindberg, PAP; Shen, ZX; Wells, BO; Dessau, DS; Borg, A; Lindau, I; Spicer, WE; Mitzi, DB; Kapitulnik, A

Published Date

  • December 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1141 - 1143

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-6951

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.101889

Citation Source

  • Scopus