High-Temperature Optical Characterization of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides by Piezoreflectance Measurements
A systematic optical characterization of transition metal dichalcogenide layered crystals grown by chemical vapour transport method as well as of natural molybdenite were carried out by using piezoreflectance (PzR) measurements. From a detailed lineshape fit of the room-temperature PzR spectra over an energy range from 1.6 to 5.0 eV, the energies of the band-edge excitonic and higher lying interband direct transitions were determined accurately. The possible assignments of the different origins of excitonic transitions are discussed. The near direct band edge A and B excitonic transitions detected in PzR spectra show a linear red-shift with the temperature increasing up to 525 K. The values of temperature-dependent energies of the excitonic transitions A and B are evaluated and discussed.
Yuriy Verbovytskyy and António Pereira Gonçalves
D. O. Dumcenco et al., "High-Temperature Optical Characterization of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides by Piezoreflectance Measurements", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 194, pp. 158-161, 2013