Large spin splitting in the conduction band of transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers

@article{Kosmider2013LargeSS,
  title={Large spin splitting in the conduction band of transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers},
  author={K. Ko'smider and J. Gonz'alez and J. Fern'andez-Rossier},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2013},
  volume={88},
  pages={245436}
}
We study the conduction band spin splitting that arises in transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) semiconductor monolayers such as MoS${}_{2}$, MoSe${}_{2}$, WS${}_{2}$, and WSe${}_{2}$ due to the combination of spin-orbit coupling and lack of inversion symmetry. Two types of calculation are done. First, density functional theory (DFT) calculations based on plane waves that yield large splittings, between 3 and 30 meV. Second, we derive a tight-binding model that permits to address the atomic… Expand

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