Publications by authors named "Nele Stetzuhn"

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Spin/Valley Coupled Dynamics of Electrons and Holes at the MoS-MoSe Interface.

Nano Lett 2021 Sep 19;21(17):7123-7130. Epub 2021 Aug 19.

Department of Physics, Freie Universität Berlin, 14195 Berlin, Germany.

The coupled spin and valley degrees of freedom in transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are considered a promising platform for information processing. Here, we use a TMD heterostructure MoS-MoSe to study optical pumping of spin/valley polarized carriers across the interface and to elucidate the mechanisms governing their subsequent relaxation. By applying time-resolved Kerr and reflectivity spectroscopies, we find that the photoexcited carriers conserve their spin for both tunneling directions across the interface. Following this, we measure dramatically different spin/valley depolarization rates for electrons and holes, ∼30 and <1 ns, respectively, and show that this difference relates to the disparity in the spin-orbit splitting in conduction and valence bands of TMDs. Our work provides insights into the spin/valley dynamics of photoexcited carriers unaffected by complex excitonic processes and establishes TMD heterostructures as generators of spin currents in spin/valleytronic devices.
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