Electron confinement in surface states on a stepped gold surface revealed by angle-resolved photoemission.


STM images show that vicinal Au(788) surfaces are made up of a uniform array of (111)-oriented terraces of similar width ( approximately 3.8 nm). This uniformity makes it possible to study the electronic structure of the resulting step superlattice by angle-resolved photoemission. We show that for this terrace array the surface state appears to be broken up… (More)

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