The 165th AMCP Open Seminar

Local and nonlocal electron and spin dynamics in metallic materials analyzed with time-resolved solid state spectroscopy

Schedules 2023.03.02


Date & Time

March 2, 2023, 11:00 ~ 12:00

Venue

Sengen Main Bldg.8F Room No. 811,812+Online(Zoom)
※Non-NIMS staff can only participate online.
※Audio and video recordings are prohibited.

Registration

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Speaker

Prof.Uwe Bovensiepen
Faculty of Physics and Center for Nanointegration (CENIDE)
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan

Title

Local and nonlocal electron and spin dynamics in metallic materials
analyzed with time-resolved solid state spectroscopy

Abstract

An excited electron propagates in condensed matter with its momentum k at an energy E(k) and experiences elastic and inelastic scattering processes, which lead to electronic relaxation and energy transfer to microscopic excitations of the lattice and spin systems. Experiments employing femtosecond time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy exploited so far very successfully the surface sensitivity of the method and probed such scattering processes locally at or near the surface in the time domain [1]. Here, we report on experimental results which analyze the non-local dynamics of excited electrons in two-photon photoemission (2PPE) and demonstrate sensitivity to buried media [2]. In these experiments one photon excites in Au/Fe/MgO(001) heterostructures electrons in Fe. Electron propagation through the layer stack to the Au surface is detected in 2PPE in back side pump – front side probe experiments in a time-of-flight like scheme. We observe specific differences between front- and back-side pumping of the heterostructure which are attributed to electron transport contributions through the layer stack. These experiments were extended recently to time-resolved linear photo-electron emission [3] which allowed to analyze the hot electron transport mechanism. A complementary approach which provides element- and site specificity is soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy [4]. Here, recent experimental results obtained at the synchrotron light source BESSY II using femtosecond slicing [4] and at the SCS endstation of the European X-FEL [5-7] will be discussed.
References
[1] U. Bovensiepen, H. Petek, M. Wolf, Dynamics at Solid State Surface and Interfaces, Vol. 1, Wiley-VCH, 2010.
[2] Y. Beyazit J. Beckord, P. Zhou, J. Meyburg, F. Kühne, D. Diesing, M. Ligges, U. Bovensiepen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 076803 (2020).
[3] F. Kühne, Y. Beyazit, B. Sothmann, J. Jayabalan, D. Diesing, P. Zhou, U. Bovensiepen, Phys. Rev. Research 4, 033239 (2022).
[4] N. Rothenbach, M. E. Gruner, K. Ollefs, C. Schmitz-Antoniak, S. Salamon, P. Zhou, R. Li, M. Mo, S. Park, X. Shen, S. Weathersby, J. Yang, X. J. Wang, R. Pentcheva, H. Wende, U. Bovensiepen, K. Sokolowski-Tinten, A. Eschenlohr, Phys. Rev. B 100, 174301 (2019).
[5] T. Lojewski et al., arXiv: 2210.13162.
[6] R. Engel et al., arXiv: 2211.17008.
[7] L. LeGuyader et al., arXiv: 2211.04265.


Summary

Event Title
The 165th AMCP Open Seminar
Local and nonlocal electron and spin dynamics in metallic materials analyzed with time-resolved solid state spectroscopy
Venue
Sengen Main Bldg.8F Room No. 811,812+Online(Zoom)
※Non-NIMS staff can only participate online.
※Audio and video recordings are prohibited.
Schedules Hours
2023.03.02
11:00-12:00
Registration Fee
Free

Contact

Research Center for Advanced Measurement and Characterization Administrative Office
National Institute for Materials Science
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0047, Japan
Tel:81-29-859-2839
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