Raman spectroscopy of transition metal dichalcogenides

R. Saito, Y. Tatsumi, S. Huang, X. Ling, M. S. Dresselhaus

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Raman spectroscopy of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) is reviewed based on our recent theoretical and experimental works. First, we discuss the semi-classical and quantum mechanical description for the polarization dependence of Raman spectra of TMDs in which the optical dipole transition matrix elements as a function of laser excitation energy are important for understanding the polarization dependence of the Raman intensity and Raman tensor. Overviewing the symmetry of TMDs, we discuss the dependence of the Raman spectra of TMDs on layer thickness, polarization, laser energy and the structural phase. Furthermore, we discuss the Raman spectra of twisted bilayer and heterostructures of TMDs. Finally, we give our perspectives on the Raman spectroscopy of TMDs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number353002
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number35
StatePublished - Jul 7 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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