Research - Surface Electron Dynamics

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Dr. JeongWon Kim

Staff Scientist

Professor (UST)

Division of Industrial Metrology

Korea Research Institute of Standards & Science
267 Gajeong-Ro

Daejeon 34113

Republic of Korea




Emerging of ultrafast pulsed lasers enabled the study of carrier dynamics of solid system. Using pump-probe technique, we measure two photon photoemission spectra on various surfaces. Those are very important to understand carrier generation, separation and recombination procedures upon excitation. Moreover, other properties of photoelectrons such as momentum, polarization dependence, decoherence are deduced.


 Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics of molecules on GaAs Surface

Two Photon Photoemission (2PPE) combined with femtosecond laser gives information of fast carrier dynamics on surfaces. At organic/inorganic hetero interfaces, energy level alignment plays an important role in the charge carrier transfer. While C60 opens a new channel for electron transfer from GaAs, CuPc causes hole transfer from GaAs and delayed triplet state formation in CuPc.

 Abstract Image

Pseudo 2D Plot of 2PPE spectra of clean GaAs(001)

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Delayed triplet formation at CuPc/GaAs interface


 Electron Energy Distribution from Local Areas

For the first time with femtosecond time-resolved pump-probe method and TOF-PEEM, we demonstrated time-, energy-, and spatial-resolved experiments in the Ag coated silicon nanostructure. In two different region of this system the ultrafast electron relaxation dynamics was investigated. As the report of Schönhense group, we also observed the hot spots in nanostructure were created by 2PP process and were characterized by a slightly lower work function than homogeneous regions. Time-resolved photoelectron spectra show lower energy shifts in both regions but the spectra of the bright region show more dramatic energy shifts. Space charge effect was considered as one of spectral broadening mechanisms.

2PPE UV-PEEM image of a nanostructure

2PPE spectra of the bright and the dark regions



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