Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) enables direct observation of the Fermi surface and underlying electronic structure of crystals, which are the basic concepts necessary to describe all the electronic properties of solids and to reveal the nature of key electronic interactions involved. ARPES proved to be the most efficient for studies of quasi-2D metals, to which the most challenging and hence exciting compounds belong. This stimulated tremendously the development of ARPES in the recent years. The aim of this paper is to introduce the reader to the state-of-the-art ARPES experiment and to review the results of its application to such highly topical problems in solid state physics as high temperature superconductivity in cuprates and iron-based superconductors and electronic ordering in the transition metal dichalcogenides and manganites.
Low Temperature Physics
- Pub Date:
- April 2014
- Condensed Matter - Superconductivity;
- Condensed Matter - Strongly Correlated Electrons
- Invited Review to the Special Issue of Low Temp. Phys., for more details see http://www.imp.kiev.ua/~kord