Wednesday, July 31, 2013

1307.8053 (C. E. ViolBarbosa et al.)

Direct observation of band bending in topological insulator Bi2Se3    [PDF]

C. E. ViolBarbosa, Chandra Shekhar, Binghai Yan, S. Ouardi, G. H. Fecher, C. Felser
The surface band bending tunes considerably the surface band structures and transport properties in topological insulators. We present a direct measurement of the band bending on the Bi2Se3 by using the bulk sensitive angular-resolved hard x-ray photospectroscopy (HAXPES). We tracked the depth dependence of the energy shift of Bi and Se core states. We estimate that the band bending extends up to about 20 nm into the bulk with an amplitude of 0.23--0.26 eV, consistent with profiles previously deduced from the binding energies of surface states in this material.
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