Wednesday, July 24, 2013

1307.5941 (H. C. Xu et al.)

Direct observation of the bandwidth control Mott transition in the
NiS$_{2-x}$Se$_x$ multiband system

H. C. Xu, Y. Zhang, M. Xu, R. Peng, V. N. Strocov, M. Shi, M. Kobayashi, B. P. Xie, D. L. Feng
The bulk electronic structure of NiS$_{2-x}$Se$_x$ is studied across the bandwidth-control Mott transition (BCMT) by soft X-ray angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. The microscopic picture of the BCMT in this multiband non-half-filled system is revealed for the first time. We show that Se doping does not alter the Fermi surface volume. When approaching the insulating phase with decreasing Se concentration, we observed that the Fermi velocity continuously decreases. Meanwhile, the coherent quasiparticle weight continuously decreases and is transferred to higher binding energies, until it suddenly disappears across the Mott transition. In the insulating phase, there is still finite spectral weight at the Fermi energy, but it is incoherent and dispersionless due to strong correlations. Our results provide a direct observation of BCMT, and unveil its distinct characters in a multiband non-half-filled system.
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