Electronically Weak Coupled Bilayer MoS2 at Various Twist Angles via Folding

Xiaojia Du, Yangjin Lee, Yan Zhang, Tianhao Yu, Kwanpyo Kim, Nan Liu

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Constructing a bilayer system with defined twist angles is an effective way to engineer the physical properties of two-dimensional (2D) materials, opening up a new research area of twistronics. How to achieve high-quality bilayer 2D materials in a controlled and mass production way is of primary importance to this emerging area. In this work, we present a strategy for the large-scale fabrication of twisted bilayer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) through photolithography patterning and folding of single-crystal monolayer MoS2. Atomic resolution transmission electron spectroscopy directly confirms that the as-achieved folded bilayer MoS2 is of high quality with targeted twist angles. Various twist angles result in tuning Raman mode frequencies and direct optical transition energies. Due to the weak interlayer coupling between the twisted layers, folded bilayers exhibit an extremely high photoluminescence with doubled intensity as compared to the unfolded monolayer, indicating a possible application in optoelectronic devices. Our work provides a new strategy to tailor the properties of MoS2, which will be beneficial to twistable electronics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22819-22827
Number of pages9
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2021 May 19

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Funding Information:
N.L. acknowledge support from National Natural Science Foundation of China (21903007, 22072006), the Young Thousand Talents Program (110532103), Beijing Normal University Startup funding (312232102), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (310421109), and Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission (no. Z191100000819002). K.K. acknowledge support from the Basic Science Research Program at the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2017R1A5A1014862 and NRF-2019R1C1C1003643). Y.L. received support from the Basic Science Research Program at the National Research Foundation of Korea which was funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT (NRF-2021R1C1C2006785).

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© 2021 American Chemical Society.

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