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Bulk and surface electronic properties of SmB6: A hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study

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Utsumi,  Y.
Physics of Correlated Matter, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society;

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Kasinathan,  D.
Physics of Correlated Matter, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society;

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Ko,  K.-T.
Kyung-Tae Ko, Physics of Correlated Matter, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society;

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Agrestini,  S.
Stefano Agrestini, Physics of Correlated Matter, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society;

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Haverkort,  M. W.
Maurits Haverkort, Physics of Correlated Matter, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society;

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Wirth,  S.
Steffen Wirth, Physics of Correlated Matter, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society;

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Thalmeier,  P.
Peter Thalmeier, Physics of Correlated Matter, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society;

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Tjeng,  L. H.
Liu Hao Tjeng, Physics of Correlated Matter, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Max Planck Society;

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Utsumi, Y., Kasinathan, D., Ko, K.-T., Agrestini, S., Haverkort, M. W., Wirth, S., et al. (2017). Bulk and surface electronic properties of SmB6: A hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study. Physical Review B, 96(15): 155130, pp. 1-10. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.96.155130.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002E-2685-B
Abstract
We have carried out bulk-sensitive hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements on in situ cleaved and ex situ polished SmB6 single crystals. Using the multiplet structure in the Sm 3d core level spectra, we determined reliably that the valence of Sm in bulk SmB6 is close to 2.55 at similar to 5 K. Temperature dependent measurements revealed that the Sm valence gradually increases to 2.64 at 300 K. From a detailed line shape analysis we can clearly observe that not only the J = 0 but also the J = 1 state of the Sm 4f(6) configuration becomes occupied at elevated temperatures. Making use of the polarization dependence, we were able to identify and extract the Sm 4f spectral weight of the bulk material. Finally, we revealed that the oxidized or chemically damaged surface region of the ex situ polished SmB6 single crystal is surprisingly thin, about 1 nm only.