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Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy of the metallic sodium tungsten bronzes $Na_{x}WO_{3}$

Raj, S and Hashimoto, D and Matsui, H and Souma, S and Sato, T and Takahashi, T and Ray, Sugata and Chakraborty, A and Sarma, DD and Mahadevan, Priya and McCarroll, WH and Greenblatt, M (2005) Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy of the metallic sodium tungsten bronzes $Na_{x}WO_{3}$. In: Physical Review B, 72 (12).


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We have carried out high-resolution angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) to study the electronic structure of highly metallic $Na_{x}WO_{3}$ (x=0.58, 0.65, 0.7, and 0.8). The experimentally determined valence-band structure has been compared with the results of an ab initio band-structure calculation. While the presence of an impurity band (level) induced by Na doping is often invoked to explain the insulating state found at low concentrations, we find no signature of impurity band (level) in the metallic regime. The states near E-Fare populated and the Fermi edge shifts rigidly with increasing electron doping (x). The linear dispersion of the conduction band explains the linear variation of thermodynamic properties including the specific heat and magnetic susceptibility. The presence of an electron-like Fermi surface at \Gamma(X) and its evolution with increasing Na content and the rigid shift of the Fermi level within creasing x agrees well with the band calculation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Physical Review B
Publisher: American Physical Society
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Physical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/3893

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