Accessing surface Brillouin zone and band structure of picene single crystals

Qian Xin, Steffen Duhm, Fabio Bussolotti, Kouki Akaike, Yoshihiro Kubozono, Hideo Aoki, Taichi Kosugi, Satoshi Kera, Nobuo Ueno

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We have experimentally revealed the band structure and the surface Brillouin zone of insulating picene single crystals (SCs), the mother organic system for a recently discovered aromatic superconductor, with ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) and low-energy electron diffraction with a laser for photoconduction. A hole effective mass of 2.24m 0 and the hole mobility μ h 9.0cm2/Vs (298 K) were deduced in the Γ-Y direction. We have further shown that some picene SCs did not show charging during UPS even without the laser, which indicates that pristine UPS works for high-quality organic SCs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number226401
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - May 29 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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