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Localized interlayer complexes in heterobilayer transition metal dichalcogenides

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Article number195452
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>31/05/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical review b
Volume97
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We present theoretical results for the radiative rates and doping-dependent photoluminescence spectrum of interlayer excitonic complexes localized by donor impurities in MoSe2/WSe2 twisted heterobilayers, supported by quantum Monte Carlo calculations of binding energies and wave-function overlap integrals. For closely aligned layers, radiative decay is made possible by the momentum spread of the localized complexes' wave functions, resulting in radiative rates of a few μs−1. For strongly misaligned layers, the short-range interaction between the carriers and impurity provides a finite radiative rate with a strong asymptotic twist angle dependence ∝θ−8. Finally, phonon-assisted recombination is considered, with emission of optical phonons in both layers resulting in additional, weaker emission lines, redshifted by the phonon energy.