Novel approach to tuning the physical properties of organic-inorganic hybrid semiconductors

Yong Zhang, G. M. Dalpian, B. Fluegel, Su Huai Wei, A. Mascarenhas, X. Y. Huang, J. Li, L. W. Wang

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We discuss theoretically a novel approach to tailoring the properties of a new family of organic-inorganic hybrid superlattices, using two isostructural materials, ZnSe(en)0.5 and ZnTe(en)0.5, as examples. Replacing Se with Te leads to a number of nontrivial changes: the conduction band parity, singularity type, conductivity in the superlattice direction, and the p-type dopability. Experimentally, we report the first unambiguous observation of exciton-polariton emission in a hybrid semiconductor, i.e., ZnTe(en)0.5. The band-edge excitonic transitions in both emission and absorption are explained by the calculated electronic structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number026405
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 20 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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