A system for angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) of small single crystals with sizes down to 100 m has been developed. Soft X-ray synchrotron radiation with a spot size of ∼40 μm × 65 μm at the sample position is used for the excitation. Using this system an ARPES measurement has been performed on a Si crystal of size 120 μm × 100 μm × 80 μm. The crystal was properly oriented on a sample stage by measuring the Laue spots. The crystal was cleaved in situ with a microcleaver at 100 K. The cleaved surface was adjusted to the beam spot using an optical microscope. Consequently, clear band dispersions along the-X direction reflecting the bulk electronic states were observed with a photon energy of 879 eV. © 2011 International Union of Crystallography Printed in Singapore - all rights reserved.
Muro, T., Kato, Y., Matsushita, T., Kinoshita, T., Watanabe, Y., Okazaki, H., … Suga, S. (2011). Development of a soft X-ray angle-resolved photoemission system applicable to 100 m crystals. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 18(6), 879–884. https://doi.org/10.1107/S0909049511034418