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Quantitative vectorial spin analysis in angle-resolved photoemission: Bi/Ag(111) and Pb/Ag(111)


Meier, F; Dil, H; Lobo-Checa, J; Patthey, L; Osterwalder, J (2008). Quantitative vectorial spin analysis in angle-resolved photoemission: Bi/Ag(111) and Pb/Ag(111). Physical Review B, 77(16):165431.

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The concept of vectorial spin analysis in spin and angle-resolved photoemission is illustrated in this paper. Two prototypical systems, Bi/Ag(111)(sqrt(3)×sqrt(3))R30° and Pb/Ag(111)(sqrt(3)×sqrt(3))R30°, which show a large Rashba-type spin-orbit splitting, were investigated by means of spin and angle-resolved photoemission. The spin polarization vectors of individual bands were determined by a two-step fitting routine. First, the measured intensities are fitted with an appropriate number of suitable peaks to quantify the contributions of the individual bands; then, the measured spin polarization curves are fitted by varying the polarization direction and its magnitude for each band. We confirm that the surface states experience a large spin splitting. Moreover, we find that all surface state bands are 100% spin polarized, and that for some states, spin polarization vectors rotate out of the surface plane.

Abstract

The concept of vectorial spin analysis in spin and angle-resolved photoemission is illustrated in this paper. Two prototypical systems, Bi/Ag(111)(sqrt(3)×sqrt(3))R30° and Pb/Ag(111)(sqrt(3)×sqrt(3))R30°, which show a large Rashba-type spin-orbit splitting, were investigated by means of spin and angle-resolved photoemission. The spin polarization vectors of individual bands were determined by a two-step fitting routine. First, the measured intensities are fitted with an appropriate number of suitable peaks to quantify the contributions of the individual bands; then, the measured spin polarization curves are fitted by varying the polarization direction and its magnitude for each band. We confirm that the surface states experience a large spin splitting. Moreover, we find that all surface state bands are 100% spin polarized, and that for some states, spin polarization vectors rotate out of the surface plane.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:10 Feb 2009 12:27
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:37
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1098-0121
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.77.165431
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/0802.1125

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