Moiré and beyond in transition metal dichalcogenide twisted bilayers [article]

Kha Tran, Junho Choi, Akshay Singh
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Fabricating van der Waals (vdW) bilayer heterostructures (BL-HS) by stacking the same or different two-dimensional (2D) layers, offers a unique physical system with rich electronic and optical properties. Twist-angle between component layers has emerged as a remarkable parameter that can control the period of lateral confinement, and nature of the exciton (Coulomb bound electron-hole pair) in reciprocal space thus creating exotic physical states including moir\'e excitons. In this review
more » ... , we focus on opto-electronic properties of excitons in twisted 2D transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) semiconductor BL-HS. We look at existing evidence of moir\'e excitons in localized and strongly correlated states, and at nanoscale mapping of moir\'e superlattice and lattice-reconstruction. This review will be helpful in guiding the community as well as motivating work in areas such as near-field optical measurements and controlling the creation of novel physical states.
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