A system for angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) of small single crystals with sizes down to 100 m has been developed. Soft X-ray synchrotron radiation with a spot size of ∼40 μm × 65 μm at the sample position is used for the excitation. Using this system an ARPES measurement has been performed on a Si crystal of size 120 μm × 100 μm × 80 μm. The crystal was properly oriented on a sample stage by measuring the Laue spots. The crystal was cleaved in situ with a microcleaver at 100 K. The cleaved surface was adjusted to the beam spot using an optical microscope. Consequently, clear band dispersions along the-X direction reflecting the bulk electronic states were observed with a photon energy of 879 eV.
- angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES)
- small crystal
- soft X-ray
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics