Anomalous spectral evolution with bulk sensitivity in BiPd
We investigate the electronic structure of a noncentrosymmetric superconductor, BiPdusingphotoemission spectroscopy with multiple photon energies ranging from ultraviolet to hard x-ray. Experimental data exhibit interesting difference in the surface and bulk electronic structuresof this system. While the surface Bi core level peaks appear at lower binding energies, the surface valence band features are found atthe higher binding energy side of the bulk valence band; valence band is primarily constituted by the Pd 4d states. These changes in the electronic structure cannot be explained by the change in ionicity of the constituent elements via charge transfer. Analysis of the experimental data indicates that the Bi- Pdhybridization physics plays the key role in deriving the anomalous spectral evolution and the electronic properties of this system.
American Institute of Physics Conference Series
- Pub Date:
- November 2020
- Condensed Matter - Materials Science
- Proceedings of DAE SSPS 2019