First Principles Study and Empirical Parametrization of Twisted Bilayer MoS2 Based on Band-unfolding

  • Authors:
    Yaohua Tan (Univ. of Virginia), Fan Chen (Purdue), Avik Ghosh (Univ. of Virginia)
    Publication ID:
    P090246
    Publication Type:
    Paper
    Received Date:
    6-Feb-2017
    Last Edit Date:
    6-Feb-2017
    Research:
    2399.001 (SUNY Polytechnic Institute)

Abstract

We explore the band structure and ballistic electron transport in twisted bilayer MoS2 using the density functional theory. The spaghetti like bands are unfolded to generate band structures in the primitive unit cell of the original 2H MoS2 bilayer and projected onto the original bands of an individual layer. The corresponding twist angle dependent band edges are extracted from the unfolded band structures. Based on a comparison within the same primitive unit cell, an efficient two band effective mass model for indirect ΓV and ΛC valleys is created and parameterized by fitting to the unfolded band structures. With the two band effective mass model, we calculate transport properties - specifically, the ballistic transmission in arbitrarily twisted bilayer MoS2.

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