Raman studies of MoS2 under strain at different uniaxial directions

C. K. Tan, W. C. Wong, S. M. Ng, H. F. Wong, C. W. Leung, C. L. Mak

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Raman spectra of bulk and few layers MoS2 under strain at different uniaxial directions have been measured. MoS2 samples, encapsulated in between polyethylene terephthalate (PET) of octadecagonal shape and a layer of polymethlmethacrylate (PMMA), were bended in order to apply uniaxial tensile strain along different directions of MoS2. For bulk MoS2, the Raman shift rates of the E1 2g and A1g modes (the change of the Raman peak position versus strain level) were very small and almost the same for strains applied along different directions. On the other hand, the Raman shift rates of few layers MoS2 were larger than those in bulk MoS2. In addition, they also exhibited distinctive anisotropic strain responses. On the basis of our results, we believe that the armchair and zigzag directions of the exfoliated MoS2 might be determined by monitoring the variation of Raman shifts of the E1 2g and A1g modes in different strained directions of MoS2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-276
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018


  • MoS
  • Strain effect and Raman response

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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