Sen, Avirup and Mandal, T. K. and Sharma, S. K. and Saxena, Mohit and Gupta, N. C. and Gautam, R. and Gupta, Anita and Gill, Tanvi and Rani, Shalu and Saud, T. and Singh, D. P. and Gadi, Ranu (2014) Chemical potential shift and gap-state formation in SrTiO3-delta revealed by photoemission spectroscopy. Journal of Applied Physics, 116 (5). ISSN 0021-8979

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In this study, we report on investigations of the electronic structure of SrTiO3 annealed at temperature ranging between 550 and 840 degrees C in an ultrahigh vacuum. Annealing induced oxygen vacancies (O-vac) impart considerable changes in the electronic structure of SrTiO3. Using core-level photoemission spectroscopy, we have studied the chemical potential shift (Delta mu) as a function of annealing temperature. The result shows that the chemical potential monotonously increases with electron doping in SrTiO3-delta. The monotonous increase of the chemical potential rules out the existence of electronic phase separation in the sample. Using valence band photoemission, we have demonstrated the formation of a low density of states at the near Fermi level electronic spectrum of SrTiO3-delta. The gap-states were observed by spectral weight transfer over a large energy scale of the stoichiometric band gap of SrTiO3 system leading finally to an insulator-metal transition. We have interpreted our results from the point of structural distortions induced by oxygen vacancies.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomass burning Emission factor Particulate matter Trace gases Organic and elemental carbon Water soluble ionic species
Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 06:11
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 06:11

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