Photoemission Studies of High-Temperature Superconductors

Photoemission Studies of High-Temperature Superconductors

Paperback Cambridge Studies in Low Temperature Physics

By (author) David W. Lynch, By (author) Clifford G. Olson, Series edited by A.M. Goldman, Series edited by P. V. E. McClintock, Series edited by Michael Springford


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  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 242mm x 26mm | 699g
  • Publication date: 30 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521019494
  • ISBN 13: 9780521019491
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: 154 b/w illus. 1 table

Product description

This book describes the status of photoelectron spectroscopic techniques, both theoretical and experimental, that have been applied to the study of the cuprate ('high-temperature') superconductors, together with the results derived from such measurements. The techniques described include angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy of valence electrons, core level spectra (XPS), and some special variations, such as resonance photoemission. Attention is paid to the difficulties in interpretation of such spectra and to the problems in obtaining good sample surfaces and high resolution. Some comparison with results from other experimental techniques is made. The authors also outline expected future developments in the techniques. This book will be of great interest to graduate students and researchers in physics, chemistry and materials science with an interest in high temperature superconductors.

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Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. Structure and electronic structure of cuprates; 3. Photoemission - theory; 4. Photoemission - experimental; 5. Examples; 6. Early photoelectron studies of cuprates; 7. Bi2212 and other Bi-cuprates; 8. Y123 and related compounds; 9. NCCO and other cuprates; 10. Surface chemistry; 11. New techniques in photoelectron spectroscopy; 12. Results from selected other techniques.