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Title: Exciton diamagnetic shifts and valley Zeeman effects in monolayer WS 2 and MoS 2 to 65 Tesla

In bulk and quantum-confined semiconductors, magneto-optical studies have historically played an essential role in determining the fundamental parameters of excitons (size, binding energy, spin, dimensionality and so on). Here we report low-temperature polarized reflection spectroscopy of atomically thin WS 2 and MoS 2 in high magnetic fields to 65 T. Both the A and B excitons exhibit similar Zeeman splittings of approximately –230 μeV T–1 (g-factor ≃–4), thereby quantifying the valley Zeeman effect in monolayer transition-metal disulphides. Crucially, these large fields also allow observation of the small quadratic diamagnetic shifts of both A and B excitons in monolayer WS 2, from which radii of ~1.53 and ~1.16 nm are calculated. Further, when analysed within a model of non-local dielectric screening, these diamagnetic shifts also constrain estimates of the A and B exciton binding energies (410 and 470 meV, respectively, using a reduced A exciton mass of 0.16 times the free electron mass). Lastly, these results highlight the utility of high magnetic fields for understanding new two-dimensional materials.
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Naval Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States)
  3. Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723; ncomms10643
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Nature Communications
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Journal Volume: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Nature Publishing Group
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Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; physical sciences; materials science; condensed matter
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