Electron-phonon coupling in single-layer MoS2

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  • Sanjoy K. Mahatha, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
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  • Arlette S. Ngankeu
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  • Nicki Frank Hinsche
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  • Ingrid Mertig
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  • Kevin Guilloy
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  • Peter L. Matzen
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  • Marco Bianchi
  • Charlotte E. Sanders, Central Laser Facility, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
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  • Jill A. Miwa
  • Harsh Bana
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  • Elisabetta Travaglia
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  • Paolo Lacovig
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  • Luca Bignardi
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  • Daniel Lizzit
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  • Rosanna Larciprete
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  • Alessandro Baraldi
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  • Silvano Lizzit
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  • Philip Hofmann
The electron-phonon coupling strength in the spin-split valence band maximum of single-layer MoS$_2$ is studied using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy and density functional theory-based calculations. Values of the electron-phonon coupling parameter $\lambda$ are obtained by measuring the linewidth of the spin-split bands as a function of temperature and fitting the data points using a Debye model. The experimental values of $\lambda$ for the upper and lower spin-split bands at K are found to be 0.05 and 0.32, respectively, in excellent agreement with the calculated values for a free-standing single-layer MoS$_2$. The results are discussed in the context of spin and phase-space restricted scattering channels, as reported earlier for single-layer WS$_2$ on Au(111). The fact that the absolute valence band maximum in single-layer MoS$_2$ at K is almost degenerate with the local valence band maximum at $\Gamma$ can potentially be used to tune the strength of the electron-phonon interaction in this material.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSurface Science
Volume681
Pages (from-to)64-69
ISSN0039-6028
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

    Research areas

  • cond-mat.mtrl-sci

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