Title

Dominance of the final state in photoemission mapping of the Fermi surface of Co/Cu(001)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-24-2003

Abstract

The first-principles calculations to predict the angular distribution of photoelectrons from the Fermi level of Co/Cu(001) is used and compared with experimental determinations. The predicted angular distributions agree with observations but the shapes of the angular distributions are found to reflect those of the final states rather than the initial occupied state, which in these measurements is the Fermi surface. In the case of Co and other flat-band materials, the lack of strong dispersion of the initial state means that the angular distribution will be more heavily influenced by the final state which disperses much more rapidly, and provides for significant matrix elements within much more limited regions of k space.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Physical Review Letters

First Page

037603/1

Last Page

037603/4

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