Black Phosphorene/MoS2 van der Waals heterostructure: Electronic and optical properties

R. González-Reyes, J. D. Correa, F. M. Nava-Maldonado, K. A. Rodríguez-Magdaleno, M. E. Mora-Ramos, J. C. Martínez-Orozco

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In this study, we use density functional theory to calculate the optical and electronic properties of a black-phosphorene/MoS2 stack. We have considered different exchange–correlation functionals to account for the effects of van der Waals interaction and examined the impact of stacking order/layers alignment on the opto-electronic properties. Our findings reveal that the heterostructure exhibits a reduction in band gap and a modification of optical properties compared to single monolayers. The optical response was evaluated using an independent particle approximation to get the dielectric function's imaginary part, which showed a strong absorption peak in the visible and ultraviolet regions. This feature could be helpful for optoelectronic applications. Nonetheless, the stacking order has a negligible effect on the electronic and optical properties of the BP/MoS2 bilayer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number415489
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
StatePublished - 15 Jan 2024


  • 2D-materials
  • DFT
  • MoS
  • Phosphorene
  • Stacking
  • vdW

Product types of Minciencias

  • A2 article - Q2


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