We present a systematic Raman study of unconventionally stacked double-layer graphene, and find that the spectrum strongly depends on the relative rotation angle between layers. Rotation-dependent trends in the position, width and intensity of graphene 2D and G peaks are experimentally established and accounted for theoretically. Our theoretical analysis reveals that changes in electronic band structure due to the interlayer interaction, such as rotational-angle dependent Van Hove singularities, are responsible for the observed spectral features. Our combined experimental and theoretical study provides a deeper understanding of the electronic band structure of rotated double-layer graphene, and leads to a practical way to identify and analyze rotation angles of misoriented double-layer graphene.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)