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Article – Journal of Nanoscience and Technology

Journal of Nanoscience and Technology, Volume 4,Issue 5,2018 Pages 546-548

Temperature Dependent Phononic Response of Few Layered MoS2 Nanosheets
Sneha Sinha, Vasant Sathe, Sunil K. Arora*


From the temperature dependent phononic studies of few layered liquid phase exfoliated MoS2 nanosheets we find that the E12g (in-plane) and A1g (out-of-plane) Raman modes follow red shift with increase in temperature and exhibits non-linear temperature dependence in the entire temperature range (80 to 600 K). The first-order temperature coefficients for E12g and A1g modes are found to be -0.0133 cm-1K-1 and -0.0092 cm-1K-1, respectively. The physical origin of the non-linear temperature dependence is analyzed using an analytical model that includes contribution of the thermal expansion and an-harmonic effects to the lattice potential. Our analysis suggests that the non-linear temperature dependence of E12g and A1g modes mainly originates from the an-harmonic contributions from three-phonon and four-phonon scattering.

Keywords: Layered Materials; Liquid Phase Exfoliation; Phonon Scattering;