Temperature-dependent localized excitations of doped carriers in superconducting diamond

K. Ishizaka*, R. Eguchi, S. Tsuda, A. Chainani, T. Yokoya, T. Kiss, T. Shimojima, T. Togashi, S. Watanabe, C. T. Chen, Y. Takano, M. Nagao, I. Sakaguchi, T. Takenouchi, H. Kawarada, S. Shin

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Laser-excited photoemission spectroscopy is used to show that the doped carriers in metallic or superconducting diamond couple strongly to the lattice via high-energy (∼150meV) optical phonons, with direct observations of localized Franck-Condon multiphonon sidebands appearing as Fermi-edge replicas. It exhibits a temperature-dependent spectral weight transfer from higher to lower energy sidebands and zero-phonon Fermi-edge states. The quantified coupling strength shows a systematic increase on lowering temperature, implicating its relation to the normal state transport and superconductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number166402
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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