We performed a spin- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy of bismuth ultrathin film on Si(111) with various film thickness d. We found that the spin polarization of spin-split Rashba surface states near the Brillouin-zone boundary, which is high (0.7) at d = 40 BL (bilayers), is gradually reduced on decreasing d and almost vanishes at d = 8 BL. This finding provides a novel method to generate spin-polarized electrons with tunable spin-polarization.
|出版ステータス||Published - 2012 4月 11|
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