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Monolayer PtSe2, a New Semiconducting Transition-Metal- Dichalcogenide, Epitaxially Grown by Direct Selenization of Pt

Autoren:, Li, Chen
Abstrakt:Single-layer transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) receive significant attention due to their intriguing physical properties for both fundamental research and potential applications in electronics, optoelectronics, spin- tronics, catalysis, and so on. Here, we demonstrate the epitaxial growth of high-quality single-crystal, monolayer platinum diselenide (PtSe2), a new member of the layered TMDs family, by a single step of direct selenization of a Pt(111) substrate. A combination of atomic-resolution experimental characterizations and first-principle theoretic calculations reveals the atomic structure of the monolayer PtSe2/Pt(111). Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy measurements confirm for the first time the semiconducting electronic structure of monolayer PtSe2 (in contrast to its semimetallic bulk counterpart). The photocatalytic activity of monolayer PtSe2 film is evaluated by a methylene-blue photodegradation experiment, demonstrating its practical application as a promising photocatalyst. Moreover, circular polarization calculations predict that monolayer PtSe2 has also potential applications in valleytronics.
Sprache:Englisch
Anzahl der Seiten:4018
Publikationsdatum:21.5.2015
Journal Titel:Nanoletters: a journal dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology
Volume:15
Seiten:4013
Publikations Typ:Artikel
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