Orbital selective overlayer-substrate hybridization in a Pb monolayer on Ag(111)
The electronic structure of a Pb overlayer on Ag(111) has been studied by angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. We identify three p bands. While the p(xy) bands are sharp and closely resemble the corresponding bands of a free-standing Pb layer, the p(z) band is strongly spread in energy and momentum. Tight-binding calculations of the electronic structure combined with structural calculations using the embedded atom method indicate a symmetry dependent hybridization with the Ag(111) surface. We propose a symmetry selective, surface state mediated coupling to the bulk continuum which results in a broadened line shape for the p(z) band only.
Keywords: Surface Electronic and Atomic Structure ; Spectroscopy ; Spin-Polarized STM ; Embedded-Atom-Method ; By-Layer Growth ; Electronic-Structure ; Enhanced Nucleation ; Epitaxial-Growth ; Surfactant ; Ag ; Interfaces ; Lead ; Sb
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