Molecular beam epitaxial growth of MoSe2 on graphite, CaF2 and graphene

We report the structural and optical properties of a molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) grown 2-dimensional (2D) material molybdenum diselenide (MoSe2) on graphite, CaF2 and epitaxial graphene. Extensive characterizations reveal that 2H–MoSe2 grows by van-der-Waals epitaxy on all three substrates with a preferred crystallographic orientation and a Mo:Se ratio of 1:2. Photoluminescence at room temperature (~1.56 eV) is observed in monolayer MoSe2 on both CaF2 and epitaxial graphene. The band edge absorption is very sharp,heterostructures.