Metal-organic species can be designed to self-assemble in large-scale, atomically defined, supramolecular architectures. A particular example is hybrid quantum wells, where inorganic two-dimensional (2D) planes are separated by organic ligands. The ligands effectively form an intralayer confinement for charge carriers resulting in a 2D electronic structure, even in multilayered assemblies. Air-stable layered transition metal organic chalcogenides have recently been found to host tightly bound 2D excitons with strong optical anisotropy in a bulk matrix. Here, we investigate the excited carrier dynamics in the prototypical metal-organic chalcogenide [AgSePh]∞, disentangling three excitonic resonances by low temperature transient absorption spectroscopy. Our analysis suggests a complex relaxation cascade comprising ultrafast screening and renormalization, interexciton relaxation, and self-trapping of excitons within a few picoseconds (ps). The ps-decay provided by the self-trapping mechanism may be leveraged to unlock the material's potential for ultrafast optoelectronic applications.

Picoseconds-Limited Exciton Recombination in Metal-Organic Chalcogenides Hybrid Quantum Wells

Maserati L.
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2022

Abstract

Metal-organic species can be designed to self-assemble in large-scale, atomically defined, supramolecular architectures. A particular example is hybrid quantum wells, where inorganic two-dimensional (2D) planes are separated by organic ligands. The ligands effectively form an intralayer confinement for charge carriers resulting in a 2D electronic structure, even in multilayered assemblies. Air-stable layered transition metal organic chalcogenides have recently been found to host tightly bound 2D excitons with strong optical anisotropy in a bulk matrix. Here, we investigate the excited carrier dynamics in the prototypical metal-organic chalcogenide [AgSePh]∞, disentangling three excitonic resonances by low temperature transient absorption spectroscopy. Our analysis suggests a complex relaxation cascade comprising ultrafast screening and renormalization, interexciton relaxation, and self-trapping of excitons within a few picoseconds (ps). The ps-decay provided by the self-trapping mechanism may be leveraged to unlock the material's potential for ultrafast optoelectronic applications.
Kastl C.; Schwartzberg A.M.; Maserati L.
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