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dc.contributor.authorSanvito, Stefano
dc.contributor.authorColibaba, Stefana Anais
dc.contributor.authorKörbel, Sabine
dc.contributor.authorMotta, Carlo
dc.contributor.authorEl-Mellouhi, Fedwa
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-17T16:24:56Z
dc.date.available2020-02-17T16:24:56Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.date.submitted2019en
dc.identifier.citationColibaba, S.A., Körbel, S., Motta, C., El-Mellouhi, F. & Sanvito, S., Interlayer dielectric function of a type-II van der Waals semiconductor: The HfS2/PtS2 heterobilayer, Physical Review Materials, 3, 12, 2019en
dc.identifier.issn2475-9953
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.urihttps://journals.aps.org/prmaterials/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.124002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/91551
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractHeterogeneous stacks of two-dimensional transition-metal dichalcogenides can be arranged so as to have a type-II band alignment, where the valence band maximum and the conduction band minimum are located on different layers. These structures can host long-living interlayer excitons with inhibited charge recombination and enhanced charge-carrier separation. Interlayer excitons appear as photoluminescence peaks below the band gap, but not in absorption experiments, indicating that they may form after and not during absorption. In order to quantify the interlayer component of the absorption spectra of such heterostructures, we perform first-principles calculations of the layer-decomposed dielectric function of the HfS2/PtS2 heterobilayer. This has a type-II band alignment and a relatively small interlayer distance, which should facilitate the formation of interlayer excitons. We find that the interlayer component is always only a small fraction of the total dielectric function, owing to the large spatial separation between the electron and the hole. However, the interlayer contribution is greatly enhanced upon reducing the interlayer distance. Compression of the layers produces a split-off band at the top of the valence bands. This remains localized on PtS2 so that the heterostructure preserves the type-II character. At the same time the type-II bandgap is reduced, moving the interlayer absorption peak to a lower energy and to a position well separated from the rest of the absorption spectrum.en
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dc.publisherAmerican Physical Society (APS)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPhysical Review Materials;
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dc.relation.ispartofseries12;
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dc.subjectCompressive strengthen
dc.subjectDielectric propertiesen
dc.subjectFirst-principles calculationsen
dc.subjectPhotovoltaic absorbersen
dc.subjectTransition-metal dichalcogenideen
dc.subjectDensity functional theoryen
dc.subjectElectronic structureen
dc.titleInterlayer dielectric function of a type-II van der Waals semiconductor: The HfS2/PtS2 heterobilayeren
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/sanvitos
dc.identifier.rssinternalid211674
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.124002
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0002-0291-715X


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