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Enhanced Raman and photoluminescence response in monolayer MoS2 due to laser healing of defects

Bera, Achintya and Muthu, D V S and Sood, A K (2018) Enhanced Raman and photoluminescence response in monolayer MoS2 due to laser healing of defects. In: JOURNAL OF RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY, 49 (1, SI). pp. 100-105.

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Bound quasiparticles, negatively charged trions and neutral excitons are associated with the direct optical transitions at the K-points of the Brillouin zone for monolayer MoS2. The change in the carrier concentration, surrounding dielectric constant, and defect concentration can modulate the photoluminescence and Raman spectra. Here, we show that exposing the monolayer MoS2 in air to a modest laser intensity for a brief period of time enhances simultaneously the photoluminescence intensity associated with both trions and excitons, together with similar to 3 to 5 times increase of the Raman intensity of first-order and second-order modes. The simultaneous increase of photoluminescence from trions and excitons cannot be understood based only on known scenario of depletion of electron concentration in MoS2 by adsorption of O-2 and H2O molecules. This is explained by laser-induced healing of defect states resulting in reduction of nonradiative Auger processes. This laser healing is corroborated by an observed increase of intensity of both the first-order and second-order longitudinal acoustic Raman modes at the M-point of Brillouin zone by a factor of similar to 3 to 5. The A(1g) mode hardens by similar to 1.4 cm(-1), whereas the E-2g(1) mode softens by similar to 1 cm(-1). The second-order longitudinal acoustic Raman mode at the M-point of Brillouin zone at similar to 440 cm(-1) shows an increase in wavenumber by similar to 8 cm(-1) with laser exposure. These changes are a combined effect of change in electron concentrations and oxygen-induced lattice displacements. Copyright (c) 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for the article belong to WILEY, 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2018 17:38
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 17:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/59182

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