In situ photoemission study of LaNiO3 thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition

K. Horiba, R. Eguchi, M. Taguchi, A. Chainani, A. Kikkawa, Y. Senba, H. Ohashi, S. Shin

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We investigate the electronic structure of high-quality single-crystal LaNiO3(LNO) thin films using in situ photoemission spectroscopy (PES) in order to reveal the intrinsic electronic structure of LNO. The O 1s X-ray absorption (XAS) spectrum, which have much deeper probing depth than that of PES measurement, is in good agreement with previous studies on polycrystalline LNO surfaces. The in situ valence band PES spectrum shows well-resolved Ni 3d-derived t2g and eg features, while earlier X-ray photoemission studies on polycrystals showed a single band peak. The narrow eg-derived feature exhibits enhanced intensity compared to local density approximation band structure calculations. The results are consistent with a renormalization of electronic states at EF, in terms of the known enhanced effective mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-110
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Publication statusPublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • In situ photoemission spectroscopy
  • LaNiO thin film
  • Pulsed laser deposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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