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Correlated surface bands of the prototypical interface Sn/Si-alphaR3

R Pérez
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J.-M Debever
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J Ortega
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F Flores
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J.-M Themlin
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Using angle-resolved inverse photoemission spectroscopy (KRIPES), we have investigated the unoccupied electronic structure of the model interface Sn/Si(1 1 1)-a-  3 p at room temperature. In addition to a ``metallic'' surface state crossing the Fermi level (E F) near the K H point, we unambiguously assign a second feature of our KRIPES spectra, located around 1.5 eV above E F , to a second surface state U H 2. We will experimentally show that U H 2 is an intrinsic feature of the a-  3 p reconstruction which cannot be associated with defects. The existence of these two surface states is not compatible with the ideal T 4 model which would show either a single, half-occupied metallic band crossing E F , or an insulating phase if strong correlation effects, important for these narrow surface bands, are considered. Rather, both U H 1 and U H 2 receive a natural explanation, once many-body effects are introduced, in the framework of a dynamical ¯uctuations model, where two kinds of Sn adatoms sites reminiscent of a low-temperature 3  3 phase do persist at room temperature. Correlated surface bands incorporating many-body effects in a non restricted way provide a complete description of the experimental surface bands and their dispersions. #
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hal-01899999 , version 1 (02-02-2019)


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Anne Charrier, R Pérez, F. Thibaudau, J.-M Debever, J Ortega, et al.. Correlated surface bands of the prototypical interface Sn/Si-alphaR3. Applied Surface Science, 2001. ⟨hal-01899999⟩
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