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Joint TRR 227 & FU Physics Colloquium - Alexander Holleitner

Nov 24, 2023 | 03:15 PM
© J. Figueiredo / TU München

© J. Figueiredo / TU München

The TRR 227 kindly invites you to the joint Colloquium of the TRR 227 & FU Physics Department.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Alexander Holleitner,
Technische Unversität München, Walter Schottky Institute & Center for Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials

Title: How to observe an excitonic Bose-Einstein condensate


One of the true “holy grails” in exciton physics is the search for a Bose-Einstein condensate of excitons at elevated temperatures. I will introduce the necessary experimental prerequisites such that an exciton condensation can be claimed. Particularly, I highlight the example of interlayer excitons formed in van der Waals MoSe2/WSe2 heterobilayers. There, we could demonstrate an extended spatial coherence of interlayer exciton ensembles as characterized by point-inversion Michelson-Morley interferometry. Below 10 K, the measured spatial coherence length of the interlayer excitons reaches values equivalent to the lateral expansion of the exciton ensembles. In this regime, the light emission of the excitons turns out to be homogeneously broadened in energy with a high temporal coherence. At higher temperatures, both the spatial coherence length and the temporal coherence time decrease, most likely because of thermal processes. The presented findings point towards a spatially extended, coherent many-body state of interlayer excitons at low temperature [1].


[1] M. Troue, J. Figueiredo, L. Sigl, C. Paspalides, M. Katzer, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, M. Selig, A. Knorr, U. Wurstbauer, and A.W. Holleitner, "Extended spatial coherence of interlayer excitons in MoSe2/WSe2 heterobilayers", Phys. Rev. Lett. 131, 036902 (2023).

Time & Location

Nov 24, 2023 | 03:15 PM

Lecture Hall B (not A !!!) - Physics Department - Freie Universität Berlin
(Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem)