We report angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) on a single Cu-O chain compound Sr2CuO3 with Ne I photons. In contrast with previous ARPES with higher-energy photons, the present result clearly shows two well-separated branches of dispersions near EF ascribable to spinon and holon excitations, respectively. This indicates that spin and charge degrees of freedom are separated in one-dimensional Cu-O chains, supporting the theoretical prediction as well as the previous ARPES interpretation. Comparison with previous ARPES results indicates that surface, photoionization cross section, and finite-temperature effects substantially modify ARPES spectra.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics