We propose an experimental approach to extract separately the surface and interface phase shift of standing waves in metallic quantum well (QW) structures composed of isostructural perovskite oxides. The "asymmetric" vacuum/SrVO3/SrTiO3 and "symmetric" SrTiO 3/SrVO3/SrTiO3 QW structures are fabricated in an epitaxial multilayer form. Using these metallic QW structures, the phase shifts at the surface (vacuum/SrVO3) and interface (SrTiO 3/SrVO3) are successfully obtained by analyzing a thickness series of angle-resolved photoemission spectra. The difference of the phase shift between the two boundaries reveals that nearly ideal quantum confinement is achieved at the interface, indicating that a SrTiO3 layer acts as a useful potential barrier.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2013 Sep 19|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics