We report high-resolution spin- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy of bismuth thin film on Si(1 1 1) to discuss the spin structure of surface states. We found that, unlike conventional picture of the Rashba splitting, the magnitude of the in-plane spin polarization is asymmetric between two hole pockets across the Brillouin-zone center. In addition, these pockets exhibit a giant out-of-plane spin polarization as large as the in-plane counterpart, which changes the sign across the Γ¯.
|ジャーナル||Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2015 5 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry