Resonant Band Hybridization in Alloyed Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Heterobilayers

Alessandro Catanzaro, Armando Genco, Charalambos Louca, David a. Ruiz‐tijerina, Daniel j. Gillard, Luca Sortino, Aleksey Kozikov, Evgeny m. Alexeev, Riccardo Pisoni, Lee Hague, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Klauss Ensslin, Kostya s. Novoselov, Vladimir Fal'ko, Alexander i. Tartakovskii

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Bandstructure engineering using alloying is widely utilised for achieving optimised performance in modern semiconductor devices. While alloying has been studied in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides, its application in van der Waals heterostructures built from atomically thin layers is largely unexplored. Here, we fabricate heterobilayers made from monolayers of WSe2 (or MoSe2) and MoxW{1}Se2 alloy and observe nontrivial tuning of the resultant bandstructure as a function of concentration x. we monitor this evolution by measuring the energy of photoluminescence (PL) of the interlayer exciton (IX) composed of an electron and hole residing in different monolayers. In MoxW{1}Se2/WSe2, we observe a strong IX energy shift of 100 meV for varied from 1 to 0.6. However, for 0.6 this shift saturates and the IX PL energy asymptotically approaches that of the indirect bandgap in bilayer WSe2. we theoretically interpret this observation as the strong variation of the conduction band K valley for 0.6, with IX PL arising from the K transition, while for 0.6, the bandstructure hybridization becomes prevalent leading to the dominating momentum-indirect KQ transition. This bandstructure hybridization is accompanied with strong modification of IX PL dynamics and nonlinear exciton properties. our work provides foundation for bandstructure engineering in van der Waals heterostructures highlighting the importance of hybridization effects and opening a way to devices with accurately tailored electronic properties.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAdvanced Materials
Early online date26 Jan 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Jan 2024


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