Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy using a micro-focused beam spot [micro-angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES)] is becoming a powerful tool to elucidate key electronic states of exotic quantum materials. We have developed a versatile micro-ARPES system based on the synchrotron radiation beam focused with a Kirkpatrick–Baez mirror optics. The mirrors are monolithically installed on a stage, which is driven with five-axis motion, and are vibrationally separated from the ARPES measurement system. Spatial mapping of the Au photolithography pattern on Si signifies the beam spot size of 10 µm (horizontal) × 12 µm (vertical) at the sample position, which is well suited to resolve the fine structure in local electronic states. Utilization of the micro-beam and the high precision sample motion system enables the accurate spatially resolved band-structure mapping, as demonstrated by the observation of a small band anomaly associated with tiny sample bending near the edge of a cleaved topological insulator single crystal.
Development of a versatile micro-focused angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy system with Kirkpatrick–Baez mirror optics
Miho Kitamura, Seigo Souma, Asuka Honma, Daisuke Wakabayashi, Hirokazu Tanaka, Akio Toyoshima, Kenta Amemiya, Tappei Kawakami, Katsuaki Sugawara, Kosuke Nakayama, Kohei Yoshimatsu, Hiroshi Kumigashira, Takafumi Sato, Koji Horiba; Development of a versatile micro-focused angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy system with Kirkpatrick–Baez mirror optics. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 1 March 2022; 93 (3): 033906. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0074393
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