Valley trion dynamics in monolayerﾠMoSe2
Ajayan, Pulickel M.
Charged excitons called trions play an important role in the fundamental valley dynamics in newly emerging two-dimensional semiconductor materials. We use ultrafast pump-probe spectroscopy to study the valley trion dynamics in aﾠMoSe2ﾠmonolayer grown by using chemical vapor deposition. The dynamics displays an ultrafast trion formation followed by a nonexponential decay. The measurements at different pump fluences show that the trion decay dynamics becomes slower as the excitation density increases. The observed trion dynamics and the associated density dependence are a result of the trapping by two defect states as being the dominating decay mechanism. The simulation based on a set of rate equations reproduces the experimental data for different pump fluences. Our results reveal the important trion dynamics and identify the trapping by defect states as the primary trion decay mechanism in monolayerﾠMoSe2ﾠunder the excitation densities used in our experiment.