Machine-learning models for Raman spectra analysis of twisted bilayer graphene

Natalya Sheremetyeva, Michael Lamparski, Colin Daniels, Benoit Van Troeye, Vincent Meunier

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The vibrational properties of twisted bilayer graphene (tBLG) show complex features, due to the intricate energy landscape of its low-symmetry configurations. A machine learning-based approach is developed to provide a continuous model between the twist angle and the simulated Raman spectra of tBLGs. Extracting the structural information of the twist angle from Raman spectra corresponds to solving a complicated inverse problem. Once trained, the machine learning regressors (MLRs) quickly provide predictions without human bias and with an average 98% of the data variance being explained by the model. The significant spectral features learned by MLRs are analyzed revealing the intensity profile near the calculated G-band to be the most important feature. The trained models are tested on noise-containing test data demonstrating their robustness. The transferability of the present models to experimental Raman spectra is discussed in the context of validation of the level of theory used for construction of the analyzed database. This work serves as a proof of concept that machine-learning analysis is a potentially powerful tool for interpretation of Raman spectra of tBLG and other 2D materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-464
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Nov 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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