Synchrotron-radiation soft-x-ray photoemission study of lead on Bi2CaSr2Cu2O8

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In this paper we present a study of the interaction of Pb with a clean single-crystal Bi2CaSr2Cu2O8 superconductor surface based on photoemission and low-energy electron diffraction (LEED). Deposition of Pb on a Bi2CaSr2Cu2O8 crystal kept at room temperature gives rise to the formation of metallic Bi and oxidized Pb at the interface. This behavior could not be observed when the crystal was kept at 100 K during Pb deposition. For all investigated Pb overlayers on a cold crystal (100 K), surface-sensitive photoelectron spectroscopy revealed the growth of a covering metallic Pb overlayer film. The growth at 100 K, contrary to the growth at room temperature, preserved the original LEED 5×1 pattern even for Pb depositions corresponding to a 24- thick overlayer indicating epitaxial growth. Furthermore, a rigid 0.4-eV shift of the valence band and the Bi 5d core levels is observed upon initial Pb deposition and is tentatively attributed to electron doping.


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Externa organisationer
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Lund University
Sidor (från-till)6488-6494
Antal sidor7
TidskriftPhysical Review B (Condensed Matter)
Utgåva nummer10
StatusPublished - 1992
Peer review utfördJa