Observation of two fine structures related to the hidden order in the spectral functions of URu 2Si 2

Rikiya Yoshida, Masaki Fukui, Yoshinori Haga, Etsuji Yamamoto, Yoshichika Onuki, Mario Okawa, Walid Malaeb, Shik Shin, Yuji Muraoka, Takayoshi Yokoya

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We studied the spectral functions of URu 2Si 2 in the hidden-order state by means of ultrahigh-resolution angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. High signal-to-noise ratio data uncover the existence of two anomalous fine structures, namely a "splitting" in the previously reported narrow dispersive band, and a small, dispersionless "satellite" structure. These structures can be explained by neither ordinary bands nor the development of a hybridization of two states; thus our observation should evoke the consideration of complicated many-body effects. As a possible origin, we suggest the existence of electron-mode coupling in the ordered state.

Original languageEnglish
Article number241102
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Jun 12 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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