CdSe nanoplatelets show perfectly quantized thicknesses of a few monolayers. They present a situation of extreme, yet well defined quantum confinement. Due to a large dielectric contrast between the semiconductor and its ligand environment, interaction between carriers and their dielectric images strongly renormalize bare single particle states. We discuss the electronic properties of this original system in an advanced tight-binding model, and show that Coulomb interactions, including self-energy corrections and enhanced electron-hole interaction, lead to exciton binding energies up to several hundred meV.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Jan 2014|