Université de Fribourg

Selective probing of hidden spin-polarized states in inversion-symmetric bulk ${\mathrm{MoS}}_{2}$

Razzoli, Elia ; Jaouen, Thomas ; Mottas, Marie-Laure ; Hildebrand, Baptiste ; Monney, Gaël ; Pisoni, A. ; Muff, S. ; Fanciulli, M. ; Plumb, N. C. ; Rogalev, V. A. ; Strocov, V. N. ; Mesot, Joël ; Shi, Ming ; Dil, J. H. ; Beck, Hans ; Aebi, Philipp

In: Physical Review Letters, 2017, vol. 118, no. 8, p. 086402

Spin- and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy is used to reveal that a large spin polarization is observable in the bulk centrosymmetric transition metal dichalcogenide MoS2. It is found that the measured spin polarization can be reversed by changing the handedness of incident circularly polarized light. Calculations based on a three-step model of photoemission show that the valley and...