We performed angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) on CeBi which undergoes a two-step antiferromagnetic (AF) transition with temperature. Soft-x-ray ARPES revealed the inverted band structure at the X point of bulk Brillouin zone for CeBi (and also for LaBi) as opposed to LaSb with noninverted band structure. Low-energy ARPES on CeBi revealed the Dirac-cone band at the Γ point in the paramagnetic phase associated with the bulk band inversion. On the other hand, a double Dirac-cone band appears on entering the first AF phase at T = 25 K, whereas a single Dirac-cone band recovers below the second AF transition at T = 14 K. The present result suggests an intricate interplay between antiferromagnetism and topological surface states in CeBi.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics