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dc.contributor.authorWen, Xiewen
Chen, Hailong
Wu, Tianmin
Yu, Zhihao
Yang, Qirong
Deng, Jingwen
Liu, Zhengtang
Guo, Xin
Guan, Jianxin
Zhang, Xiang
Gong, Yongji
Yuan, Jiangtan
Zhang, Zhuhua
Yi, Chongyue
Guo, Xuefeng
Ajayan, Pulickel M.
Zhuang, Wei
Liu, Zhirong
Lou, Jun
Zheng, Junrong
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-26T14:52:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-26T14:52:43Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Wen, Xiewen, Chen, Hailong, Wu, Tianmin, et al.. "Ultrafast probes of electron–hole transitions between two atomic layers." Nature Communications, 9, (2018) Springer Nature: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04291-9.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/102716
dc.description.abstract Phase transitions of electron-hole pairs on semiconductor/conductor interfaces determine fundamental properties of optoelectronics. To investigate interfacial dynamical transitions of charged quasiparticles, however, remains a grand challenge. By employing ultrafast mid-infrared microspectroscopic probes to detect excitonic internal quantum transitions and two-dimensional atomic device fabrications, we are able to directly monitor the interplay between free carriers and insulating interlayer excitons between two atomic layers. Our observations reveal unexpected ultrafast formation of tightly bound interlayer excitons between conducting graphene and semiconducting MoSe2. The result suggests carriers in the doped graphene are no longer massless, and an effective mass as small as one percent of free electron mass is sufficient to confine carriers within a 2D hetero space with energy 10 times larger than the room-temperature thermal energy. The interlayer excitons arise within 1 ps. Their formation effectively blocks charge recombination and improves charge separation efficiency for more than one order of magnitude.
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dc.publisher Springer Nature
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dc.title Ultrafast probes of electron–hole transitions between two atomic layers
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Nature Communications
dc.citation.volumeNumber 9
dc.identifier.digital s41467-018-04291-9
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04291-9
dc.identifier.pmcid PMC5945657
dc.identifier.pmid 29749373
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.articleNumber 1859


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