Spontaneous ripple formation in MoS2 monolayers: Electronic structure and transport effects

Pere Mirõ, Mahdi Ghorbani-Asl, Thomas Heine

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The spontaneous formation of ripples in molybdenum disulfide (MoS 2) monolayers is investigated via density functional theory based tight-binding Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics. Monolayers with different lengths show spontaneous rippling during the simulations. The density of states reveals a decrease in the bandgap induced by the stretching of the MoS 2 units due to ripple formation. Significant quenching in electron conductance was also observed. The ripples in the MoS2 monolayers have an effect on the properties of the material and could impact its application in nanoelectronics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5473-5475
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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