Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy of the metallic sodium tungsten bronzes NaxWO3

S. Raj, D. Hashimoto, H. Matsui, S. Souma, T. Sato, T. Takahashi, Sugata Ray, A. Chakraborty, D. D. Sarma, Priya Mahadevan, W. H. McCarroll, M. Greenblatt

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We have carried out high-resolution angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) to study the electronic structure of highly metallic NaxWO3 (x=0.58, 0.65, 0.7, and 0.8). The experimentally determined valence-band structure has been compared with the results of an ab initio band-structure calculation. While the presence of an impurity band (level) induced by Na doping is often invoked to explain the insulating state found at low concentrations, we find no signature of impurity band (level) in the metallic regime. The states near EF are populated and the Fermi edge shifts rigidly with increasing electron doping (x). The linear dispersion of the conduction band explains the linear variation of thermodynamic properties including the specific heat and magnetic susceptibility. The presence of an electron-like Fermi surface at Γ(X) and its evolution with increasing Na content and the rigid shift of the Fermi level with increasing x agrees well with the band calculation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number125125
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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