The typical Kondo insulator, YbB12, is a candidate of topological Kondo insulators. To clarify the surface electronic structure of not only bulk but also surface by photoelectron measurements, we developed a method to obtain a clean surface of YbB12(001) by annealing at 1650 K in an ultra-high vacuum. By surface-sensitive photoelectron measurements, it was known that the surface consists of only B atoms without Yb. In the sub-surface region, Yb atoms exist and the temperature dependence of the valence agrees with those of previous HAXPES results. Here we report the cleaning method to obtain well-defined YbB12(001) surfaces and the temperature-dependent Yb valence obtained from Yb 3d core-level and valence photoelectron spectra.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Apr 6|
|Event||18th International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, SCES 2016 - Hangzhou, China|
Duration: 2016 May 9 → 2016 May 13
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)