Journal article

Temperature dependent non-monotonic bands shift in ZrTe5

The electronic structure of ZrTe5 has been matter of renewed interest aimed at clarifying, along with its topological character, the temperature dependence of the unusual transport properties of this material. Here, we report an extensive high resolution Angle Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy (ARPES) study unveiling a non-monotonic shift of the bands, when the sample temperature is varied between 16K and 300K. Moreover, the present conventional ARPES and circularly dichroic ARPES measurements reveal the presence of two states at the top of the valence band. The strong ARPES dichroic signal detected in proximity of the Fermi energy has been interpreted as the indication of the presence of spin polarized states, in agreement with the predicted strong topological character of this material. (c) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


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