Angle-resolved photoemission studies of the dispersion relations and polarization dependence of bands in the near (Formula presented) region of untwinned (Formula presented) (Y123) single crystals reveal previously unseen details of the electronic structure and significantly expand our understanding of this system. We find that the narrow, intense feature seen along (Formula presented) in Y123 and (Formula presented) (Y124) is best explained as a surface termination effect related to the quasi-one-dimensional (Formula presented) chains, masking underlying electronic states at the Fermi energy. Many of the previously puzzling photoemission results from these materials are readily understood within this context, including the failure to observe a superconducting gap, the weak effect of deoxygenation on the photoemission spectra for (Formula presented), the weak dependence of this feature on Pr doping, and the strong photon energy dependence of the photoemission spectra. Our data, taken in the superconducting state, reveal the bilayer splitting and (Formula presented)-axis dispersion of the (Formula presented) plane bands. We also find evidence for a one-dimensional chain Fermi surface parallel to the (Formula presented) direction, but see no indication of the BaO derived “stick” pocket centered on the (Formula presented) point.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics