Giant kink in electron dispersion of strongly coupled lead nanowires

Keun Su Kim, Han Woong Yeom

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Abstract

Our photoelectron spectroscopy study shows a giant kink in the electron dispersion, a sign of high-energy manybody interactions of electrons, in a well-ordered Pb nanowire array self-assembled on a silicon substrate. We show that the unique electronic band structure due to the strong lateral coupling and the atomic structure of the nanowires drives an enhanced manybody interaction for kinked electron dispersion. The major giant kink mechanisms discussed previously, the magnetic and plasmonic excitations, are not relevant in the present system, supporting the recent kink theory based purely on electron-electron correlation. This suggests that tailored electronic band structures in nano array systems can provide unprecedented ways to study manybody interactions of electrons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1916-1920
Number of pages5
JournalNano Letters
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May 13

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Nanowires
nanowires
Electrons
electrons
Band structure
Electron correlations
high energy interactions
Silicon
Photoelectron spectroscopy
electronics
atomic structure
photoelectron spectroscopy
interactions
Substrates
silicon
excitation

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Kim, Keun Su ; Yeom, Han Woong. / Giant kink in electron dispersion of strongly coupled lead nanowires. In: Nano Letters. 2009 ; Vol. 9, No. 5. pp. 1916-1920.
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In: Nano Letters, Vol. 9, No. 5, 13.05.2009, p. 1916-1920.

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