Dielectric function, critical points, and Rydberg exciton series of WSe2 monolayer

M. S. Diware, S. P. Ganorkar, K. Park, W. Chegal, H. M. Cho, Y. J. Cho, Y. D. Kim, H. Kim

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The complex dielectric function (ϵ= + iϵ2) of WSe2 monolayer grown by atomic layer deposition is investigated using spectroscopic ellipsometry. Band structure parameters are obtained by standard line-shape analysis of the second-energy-derivative of spectra. The fundamental band gap is observed at 2.26 eV, corresponds to transition between valence band (VB) maximum at the K point and conduction band (CB) minimum at Q point in the Brillouin zone (BZ). Two strong so-called A and B excitonic peaks in spectra originate from vertical transitions from spin-orbit split (0.43 eV) VB to CB at K point of the BZ. Binding energies of A and B exactions are 0.71 and 0.28 eV, respectively. Well resolved five excited excitons states has been detected within the spectral region between A and B. Energy profile of the Rydberg series shows significant deviation from the hydrogenic behavior, discussed in connection with the 2D hydrogen model. Results presented here will improve our understanding about the optical response of 2D materials and will help to design better optoelectronic applications and validate theoretical considerations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number235701
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 18

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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