We have performed angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy of mixed valence oxide V6O13 that shows a metal-insulator transition (MIT) at ≃ 150 K. In the metallic phase, we observe two bands near the Fermi level (EF). One is a prominent band located around 0.8 eV and the other is a weak structure around 0.2 eV that shows dispersion toward EF only along the b axis. Furthermore, though the momentum distribution curve at EF shows a peak at kb/π=0.29±0.01 indicative of a EF crossing, the intensity of the band near EF is strongly suppressed in the region of EF. These observations indicate quasi-one-dimensional electronic states of V6O13, consistent with a highly anisotropic behavior observed from resistivity and optical conductivity measurements. Across the MIT, the band near EF shifts to higher binding energy and becomes less dispersive, resulting in opening of an energy gap of 0.2 eV. We discuss some implications of the experimental results.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - May 15 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics