Recent advancement on the optical properties of two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) thin films

Mingxiao Ye, Michigan Technological University
Dustin Winslow, Michigan Technological University
Dongyan Zhang, Michigan Technological University
Ravindra Pandey, Michigan Technological University
Yoke Khin Yap, Michigan Technological University

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The emergence of two-dimensional (2D) materials has led to tremendous interest in the study of graphene and a series of mono- and few-layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs). Among these TMDCs, the study of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) has gained increasing attention due to its promising optical, electronic, and optoelectronic properties. Of particular interest is the indirect to direct band-gap transition from bulk and few-layered structures to mono-layered MoS2, respectively. In this review, the study of these properties is summarized. The use of Raman and Photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy of MoS2 has become a reliable technique for differentiating the number of molecular layers in 2D MoS2.