Charge carrier complexes in monolayer semiconductors

Mostaani, Elaheh and Hunt, Ryan J and Thomas, David and Szyniszewski, Marcin and Montblanch, A. and Barbone, Matteo and Atature, Mete and Drummond, Neil and Ferrari, Andrea (2023) Charge carrier complexes in monolayer semiconductors. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 108 (3): 035420. ISSN 1098-0121

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The photoluminescence (PL) spectra of monolayer (1L) semiconductors feature peaks ascribed to different charge-carrier complexes. We perform diffusion quantum Monte Carlo simulations of the binding energies of these complexes and examine their response to electric and magnetic fields. We focus on quintons (charged biexcitons), since they are the largest free charge-carrier complexes in undoped and low doping transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). We examine the accuracy of the Rytova-Keldysh interaction potential between charges by comparing the binding energies (BEs) of charge-carrier complexes in 1L-TMDs with results obtained using ab initio interaction potentials. Magnetic fields 8 T change BEs by ∼ 0.2 meV T − 1 , in agreement with experiments, with BE variations of different complexes being very similar. Our results will help identify charge complexes in the PL spectra of 1L semiconductors.

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