A type-I van der Waals heterobilayer of WSe2/MoTe2

Ming Li, Matthew Z. Bellus, Jun Dai, Liang Ma, Xiuling Li, Hui Zhao, Xiao C Zeng

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Abstract

We present a joint theoretical/experimental study of a van der Waals heterobilayer with type-I band alignment formed by monolayers of WSe2 and MoTe2. Our first-principles computation suggests that both the valence band maximum and the conduction band minimum of the WSe2/MoTe2 heterobilayer reside in the MoTe2 layer. The type-I band alignment allows efficient transfer of excitons from WSe2 to MoTe2. Since monolayer MoTe2 is a direct semiconductor with a bandgap in the infrared range, this heterobilayer is attractive for infrared light emission applications. Time-resolved measurements of photocarrier dynamics were conducted to provide experimental evidence of the type-I nature of this heterobilayer. In these measurements, we found that excitation energy can transfer from WSe2 to MoTe2 efficiently, but not along the opposite direction. The efficient energy transfer can serve as an optical gain or wavelength conversion mechanism for efficient emission from MoTe2, which can be utilized in ultrathin and efficient infrared light sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number335203
JournalNanotechnology
Volume29
Issue number33
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 13 2018

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Infrared radiation
Energy transfer
Monolayers
Optical gain
Optical frequency conversion
Excitation energy
Light emission
Valence bands
Time measurement
Conduction bands
Excitons
Light sources
Energy gap
Semiconductor materials
Direction compound
LDS 751

Keywords

  • density functional theory
  • energy transfer
  • transition metal dichalcogenide
  • ultrafast measurement
  • van der Waals heterostructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Li, M., Bellus, M. Z., Dai, J., Ma, L., Li, X., Zhao, H., & Zeng, X. C. (2018). A type-I van der Waals heterobilayer of WSe2/MoTe2 Nanotechnology, 29(33), [335203]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aac73a

A type-I van der Waals heterobilayer of WSe2/MoTe2 . / Li, Ming; Bellus, Matthew Z.; Dai, Jun; Ma, Liang; Li, Xiuling; Zhao, Hui; Zeng, Xiao C.

In: Nanotechnology, Vol. 29, No. 33, 335203, 13.06.2018.

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Li, M, Bellus, MZ, Dai, J, Ma, L, Li, X, Zhao, H & Zeng, XC 2018, 'A type-I van der Waals heterobilayer of WSe2/MoTe2 ', Nanotechnology, vol. 29, no. 33, 335203. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aac73a
Li M, Bellus MZ, Dai J, Ma L, Li X, Zhao H et al. A type-I van der Waals heterobilayer of WSe2/MoTe2 Nanotechnology. 2018 Jun 13;29(33). 335203. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aac73a
Li, Ming ; Bellus, Matthew Z. ; Dai, Jun ; Ma, Liang ; Li, Xiuling ; Zhao, Hui ; Zeng, Xiao C. / A type-I van der Waals heterobilayer of WSe2/MoTe2 In: Nanotechnology. 2018 ; Vol. 29, No. 33.
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