Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1039/c3nr03052k
Title: Lattice dynamics in mono- and few-layer sheets of WS2 and WSe2
Authors: Zhao, W.
Ghorannevis, Z.
Amara, K.K.
Pang, J.R.
Toh, M.
Zhang, X.
Kloc, C.
Tan, P.H.
Eda, G. 
Issue Date: 21-Oct-2013
Citation: Zhao, W., Ghorannevis, Z., Amara, K.K., Pang, J.R., Toh, M., Zhang, X., Kloc, C., Tan, P.H., Eda, G. (2013-10-21). Lattice dynamics in mono- and few-layer sheets of WS2 and WSe2. Nanoscale 5 (20) : 9677-9683. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3nr03052k
Abstract: Thickness is one of the fundamental parameters that define the electronic, optical, and thermal properties of two-dimensional (2D) crystals. Phonons in molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) were recently found to exhibit unique thickness dependence due to the interplay between short and long range interactions. Here we report Raman spectra of atomically thin sheets of WS 2 and WSe2, isoelectronic compounds of MoS2, in the mono- to few-layer thickness regime. We show that, similar to the case of MoS2, the characteristic A1g and E2g 1 modes exhibit stiffening and softening with increasing number of layers, respectively, with a small shift of less than 3 cm-1 due to large mass of the atoms. Thickness dependence is also observed in a series of multiphonon bands arising from overtone, combination, and zone edge phonons, whose intensity exhibit significant enhancement in excitonic resonance conditions. Some of these multiphonon peaks are found to be absent only in monolayers. These features provide a unique fingerprint and rapid identification for monolayer flakes. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2013.
Source Title: Nanoscale
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/97052
ISSN: 20403364
DOI: 10.1039/c3nr03052k
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