Physics and Astronomy, Ames Laboratory
Journal or Book Title
Physical Review B
We investigate the effect of isotope substitution on the electron-phonon interaction in the multiband superconductor MgB2 using tunable laser-based angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. The kink structure around 70 meV in the σ band, which is caused by electron coupling to the E2g phonon mode, is shifted to higher binding energy by ∼3.5 meV in Mg10B2 and the shift is not affected by superconducting transition. These results serve as the benchmark for investigations of isotope effects in known, unconventional superconductors and newly discovered superconductors where the origin of pairing is unknown.
American Physical Society
Mou, Daixiang; Manni, Soham; Taufour, Valentin; Wu, Yun; Huang, Lunan; Bud’ko, Sergey L.; Canfield, Paul C.; and Kaminski, Adam, "Isotope effect on electron-phonon interaction in the multiband superconductor MgB2" (2016). Physics and Astronomy Publications. 566.