Electronic structure of LaNi O3-x: An in situ soft x-ray photoemission and absorption study

K. Horiba, Ritsuko Eguchi, M. Taguchi, A. Chainani, A. Kikkawa, Y. Senba, H. Ohashi, S. Shin

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We study the electronic structure of LaNi O3-x thin films using in situ soft x-ray photoemission and absorption spectroscopy. The in situ high-resolution measurements reveal that states at and near the Fermi level (EF) in the occupied and unoccupied densities of states are very sensitive to the oxygen content and are directly related to a metal-insulator transition. The highest quality epitaxial films of LaNi O3 show a temperature-dependent sharp peak at EF. A detailed analysis of its electrical resistivity confirms a T1.5 behavior over a large temperature range, which has been observed in earlier studies. Local density approximation band structure calculations indicate that the narrowing of the Ni d eg electron derived peak at EF cannot be reproduced by a strained crystal structure, suggesting a renormalization of electronic states at EF in LaNi O3. The T -dependent spectral changes at EF, coupled with the resistivity behavior and proximity to a metal-insulator transition, suggest the role of electron correlations in LaNi O3.

Original languageEnglish
Article number155104
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume76
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 5 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Metal insulator transition
Photoemission
Electronic structure
photoelectric emission
insulators
electronic structure
X rays
Electron correlations
Local density approximation
electrical resistivity
Epitaxial films
Electronic states
Photoelectron spectroscopy
Fermi level
Absorption spectroscopy
Band structure
metals
proximity
absorption spectroscopy
electrons

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Electronic structure of LaNi O3-x : An in situ soft x-ray photoemission and absorption study. / Horiba, K.; Eguchi, Ritsuko; Taguchi, M.; Chainani, A.; Kikkawa, A.; Senba, Y.; Ohashi, H.; Shin, S.

In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 76, No. 15, 155104, 05.10.2007.

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Horiba, K. ; Eguchi, Ritsuko ; Taguchi, M. ; Chainani, A. ; Kikkawa, A. ; Senba, Y. ; Ohashi, H. ; Shin, S. / Electronic structure of LaNi O3-x : An in situ soft x-ray photoemission and absorption study. In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 2007 ; Vol. 76, No. 15.
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