We investigate the temperature (T)-dependent low-energy electronic structure of a boron-doped diamond thin film using ultrahigh resolution laser-excited photoemission spectroscopy. We observe a clear shift of the leading edge below T=11K, indicative of a superconducting gap opening (Δ∼0.78meV at T=4.5K). The gap feature is significantly broad and a well-defined quasiparticle peak is lacking even at the lowest temperature of measurement (=4.5K). We discuss our results in terms of disorder effects on the normal state transport and superconductivity in this system.
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