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Ultraflatbands and Shear Solitons in Moire Patterns of Twisted Bilayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

Naik, Mit H and Jain, Manish (2018) Ultraflatbands and Shear Solitons in Moire Patterns of Twisted Bilayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 121 (26).

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Ultraflatbands in twisted bilayers of two-dimensional materials have the potential to host strong correlations, including the Mott-insulating phase at half-filling of the band. Using first-principles density functional theory calculations, we show the emergence of ultraflatbands at the valence band edge in twisted bilayer MoS2, a prototypical transition metal dichalcogenide. The computed band widths, 5 and 23 meV for 56.5 degrees and 3.5 degrees twist angles, respectively, are comparable to that of twisted bilayer graphene near ``magic'' angles. Large structural transformations in the moire patterns lead to formation of shear solitons at stacking boundaries and strongly influence the electronic structure. We extend our analysis for twisted bilayer MoS2 to show that flatbands can occur at the valence band edge of twisted bilayer WS2, MoSe2, and WSe2 as well.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to AMER PHYSICAL SOC
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
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Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2019 08:58
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 08:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/61538

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