"Electronic structure of the metallic antiferromagnet PdCrO2 measured by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy"

J.A. Sobota: K. Kim, H. Takatsu, M. Hashimoto, S.-K. Mo, Z. Hussain, T. Oguchi, T. Shishidou, Y. Maeno, B. I. Min, and Z.-X. Shen; Physical Review B, 09/05/13.

Additional Authors: K. Kim, H. Takatsu, M. Hashimoto, S.-K. Mo, Z. Hussain, T. Oguchi, T. Shishidou, Y. Maeno, B. I. Min, and Z.-X. Shen

Abstract:

PdCrO2 is material which has attracted interest due to the coexistence of metallic conductivity associated with itinerant Pd 4d electrons and antiferromagnetic order arising from localized Cr spins. A central issue is determining to what extent the magnetic order couples to the conduction electrons. Here we perform angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) to experimentally characterize the electronic structure. We find that the Fermi surface has contributions from both bulk and surface states, which can be experimentally distinguished and theoretically verified by slab band structure calculations. The bulk Fermi surface shows no signature of electronic reconstruction in the antiferromagnetic state. This observation suggests that there is negligible interaction between the localized Cr spin structure and the itinerant Pd electrons measured by ARPES.