Monolayer behaviour in bulk ReS 2 due to electronic and vibrational decoupling

Sefaattin Tongay, Hasan Sahin, Changhyun Ko, Alex Luce, Wen Fan, Kai Liu, Jian Zhou, Ying Sheng Huang, Ching Hwa Ho, Jinyuan Yan, D. Frank Ogletree, Shaul Aloni, Jie Ji, Shushen Li, Jingbo Li, F. M. Peeters, Junqiao Wu

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Abstract

Semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenides consist of monolayers held together by weak forces where the layers are electronically and vibrationally coupled. Isolated monolayers show changes in electronic structure and lattice vibration energies, including a transition from indirect to direct bandgap. Here we present a new member of the family, rhenium disulphide (ReS 2), where such variation is absent and bulk behaves as electronically and vibrationally decoupled monolayers stacked together. From bulk to monolayers, ReS 2 remains direct bandgap and its Raman spectrum shows no dependence on the number of layers. Interlayer decoupling is further demonstrated by the insensitivity of the optical absorption and Raman spectrum to interlayer distance modulated by hydrostatic pressure. Theoretical calculations attribute the decoupling to Peierls distortion of the 1T structure of ReS 2, which prevents ordered stacking and minimizes the interlayer overlap of wavefunctions. Such vanishing interlayer coupling enables probing of two-dimensional-like systems without the need for monolayers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3252
JournalNature Communications
Volume5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 6 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Rhenium
Hydrostatic Pressure
Vibration
Disulfides
decoupling
interlayers
Monolayers
Metals
electronics
Raman scattering
Raman spectra
Energy gap
rhenium
lattice vibrations
disulfides
hydrostatic pressure
Lattice vibrations
optical spectrum
Hydrostatic pressure
Wave functions

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Monolayer behaviour in bulk ReS 2 due to electronic and vibrational decoupling. / Tongay, Sefaattin; Sahin, Hasan; Ko, Changhyun; Luce, Alex; Fan, Wen; Liu, Kai; Zhou, Jian; Huang, Ying Sheng; Ho, Ching Hwa; Yan, Jinyuan; Ogletree, D. Frank; Aloni, Shaul; Ji, Jie; Li, Shushen; Li, Jingbo; Peeters, F. M.; Wu, Junqiao.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 5, 3252, 06.02.2014.

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Tongay, S, Sahin, H, Ko, C, Luce, A, Fan, W, Liu, K, Zhou, J, Huang, YS, Ho, CH, Yan, J, Ogletree, DF, Aloni, S, Ji, J, Li, S, Li, J, Peeters, FM & Wu, J 2014, 'Monolayer behaviour in bulk ReS 2 due to electronic and vibrational decoupling', Nature Communications, vol. 5, 3252. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms4252
Tongay, Sefaattin ; Sahin, Hasan ; Ko, Changhyun ; Luce, Alex ; Fan, Wen ; Liu, Kai ; Zhou, Jian ; Huang, Ying Sheng ; Ho, Ching Hwa ; Yan, Jinyuan ; Ogletree, D. Frank ; Aloni, Shaul ; Ji, Jie ; Li, Shushen ; Li, Jingbo ; Peeters, F. M. ; Wu, Junqiao. / Monolayer behaviour in bulk ReS 2 due to electronic and vibrational decoupling. In: Nature Communications. 2014 ; Vol. 5.
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