Temperature-dependent localized excitations of doped carriers in superconducting diamond

K. Ishizaka, R. Eguchi, S. Tsuda, A. Chainani, T. Yokoya, T. Kiss, T. Shimojima, T. Togashi, S. Watanabe, C. T. Chen, Y. Takano, M. Nagao, I. Sakaguchi, T. Takenouchi, H. Kawarada, S. Shin

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Laser-excited photoemission spectroscopy is used to show that the doped carriers in metallic or superconducting diamond couple strongly to the lattice via high-energy (∼150meV) optical phonons, with direct observations of localized Franck-Condon multiphonon sidebands appearing as Fermi-edge replicas. It exhibits a temperature-dependent spectral weight transfer from higher to lower energy sidebands and zero-phonon Fermi-edge states. The quantified coupling strength shows a systematic increase on lowering temperature, implicating its relation to the normal state transport and superconductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number166402
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Apr 25 2008

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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