Fermi surface of nanocrystalline embedded particles in materials: Bcc Cu in Fe

Y. Nagai, T. Chiba, Z. Tang, T. Akahane, T. Kanai, M. Hasegawa, M. Takenaka, E. Kuramoto

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Abstract

We report that a positron can act as a probe to directly reveal electronic structures of nanocrystalline embedded particles in materials. The Fermi surface (FS) of “bcc” Cu nanoparticles in an Fe matrix is observed as the first example. A two-dimensional angular correlation of the positron annihilation radiation (2D-ACAR) method is used to measure the momentum distribution which reflects the FS topology. The obtained 2D-ACAR spectra show strong and characteristic anisotropy associated with the necks of the FS around the (110)\ Brillouin zone boundaries of the bcc Cu, which are well reproduced by full-potential linearized argumented plane-wave calculations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume87
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Oct 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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