CVD grown 2D MoS2 layers: A photoluminescence and fluorescence lifetime imaging study

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Ozden A., ŞAR H., Yeltik A., Madenoglu B., SEVİK C., AY F., ...More

PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI-RAPID RESEARCH LETTERS, vol.10, no.11, pp.792-796, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pssr.201600204
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.792-796
  • Keywords: MoS2, two-dimensional materials, fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, photoluminescence, Raman spectroscopy, chemical vapor deposition, GRAIN-BOUNDARIES, MONOLAYER, EVOLUTION, STRAIN
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this letter, we report on the fluorescence lifetime imaging and accompanying photoluminescence properties of a chemical vapour deposition (CVD) grown atomically thin material, MoS2. mu-Raman, mu-photoluminescence (PL) and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) are utilized to probe the fluorescence lifetime and photoluminescence properties of individual flakes of MoS2 films. Usage of these three techniques allows identification of the grown layers, grain boundaries, structural defects and their relative effects on the PL and fluorescence lifetime spectra. Our investigation on individual monolayer flakes reveals a clear increase of the fluorescence lifetime from 0.3 ns to 0.45 ns at the edges with respect to interior region. On the other hand, investigation of the film layer reveals quenching of PL intensity and lifetime at the grain boundaries. These results could be important for applications where the activity of edges is important such as in photocatalytic water splitting. Finally, it has been demonstrated that PL mapping and FLIM are viable techniques for the investigation of the grain-boundaries. (C) 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim