Physics and Astronomy, Ames Laboratory
Journal or Book Title
Physical Review B
We use a tunable laser angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy to study the electronic properties of the prototypical multiband BCS superconductor MgB2. Our data reveal a strong renormalization of the dispersion (kink) at ∼65meV, which is caused by the coupling of electrons to the E2g phonon mode. In contrast to cuprates, the 65 meV kink in MgB2 does not change significantly across Tc. More interestingly, we observe strong coupling to a second, lower energy collective mode at a binding energy of 10 meV. This excitation vanishes above Tc and is likely a signature of the elusive Leggett mode.
American Physical Society
Mou, Daixiang; Jiang, Rui; Taufour, Valentin; Flint, Rebecca; Bud’ko, Sergey L.; Canfield, Paul C.; Wen, J. S.; Xu, Z. J.; Gu, Genda; and Kaminski, Adam, "Strong interaction between electrons and collective excitations in the multiband superconductor MgB2" (2015). Physics and Astronomy Publications. 593.