A magneto‐reflectivity study of CuInTe2 single crystals

Michael V. Yakushev, Clement Faugeras, Alexander V. Mudryi, Robert W. Martin

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CuInTe 2 single crystals are studied using optical magneto-reflectance (MR) in magnetic fields B up to 20 T at 4.2 K. The spectra exhibit the A and B free excitons' blue shifting at increasing magnetic fields. Fitting quadratic functions to the experimental dependencies of the exciton spectral energy on B assuming a low field limit allow the determination of diamagnetic shift rates of 8.2 × 10 −5 and 8.5 × 10 −5 eV T −2 for the A and B free excitons, respectively. The excitons' reduced masses of 0.0575m 0 and 0.0568m 0 (m 0 is the free electron mass), Rydbergs of 6.2 and 6.1 meV, and Bohr radii of 10.4 and 10.5 nm are then estimated. An electron effective mass of 0.062m 0 and B sub-band effective hole mass of 0.70m 0 are determined using a literature value of the A valence sub-band hole of 0.78m 0.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1900464
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi B
Issue number1
Early online date19 Sept 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Sept 2019


  • CuInTe2
  • excitons
  • magnetic field
  • effective masses


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