TERS and TEPL Imaging for 2D Materials Research


Wednesday, April 6th 2022 at 2 pm EDT | 11 am PDT | 7 pm GMT New exciting results on TERS nanoscale spectroscopic characterization of 2D materials and their lateral and vertical heterostructures will be presented.

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Event Overview:

It would not be too much of exaggeration to state that Physics and Materials Science research of the first half of the 21-st century is being shaped by the amazing discoveries of 2D materials such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), black phosphorous and their heterostructures, both vertical and lateral. Raman spectroscopy and hyperspectral Raman imaging is extremely efficient for characterization of 2D materials. Quite often, the scale of structural or electronic or morphological heterogeneity in these materials, not to mention their heterostructures, is on the order of few tens of nanometers or less, which is beyond the spatial resolution of conventional Raman microscopy.

Tip enhanced Raman scattering (TERS) and tip enhanced photoluminescence (TEPL) can enhance the spatial resolution. In this lecture we’ll -

  • Demonstrate how TERS and TEPL imaging can probe a number of nanoscale heterogeneities in 2D crystals: growth related, including lateral and vertical heterostructures, substrate induced, and the morphological heterogeneities that appear (intentionally or not) in the process of exfoliation/ 2D crystal transfer.
  • Discuss the latest results on ultra-low frequency TERS imaging of homo- and heterobilayers of TMDs

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction to tip enhanced Raman scattering (TERS) imaging
  • Application of TERS and TEPL imaging to characterization of defects and heterogeneities in 2D materials
  • TERS Imaging for nanoscale spectroscopic characterization of lateral and vertical heterostructures of 2D materials

Who Should Attend:

  • Material scientists, Ph.D. students, post-docs in chemistry, materials, engineering, quantum materials

For any questions please contact Preranna Singh: psingh@mjhlifesciences.com


Andrey Krayev
AFM-Raman Product Manager
HORIBA Scientific

Andrey Krayev received his graduate degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1991. In 2001 he started to use SPM while working as an application scientist for QPT Inc. Since 2008 he has been the CTO of AIST-NT Inc. He is actively involved in the development of the TERS technique and its implementation for advanced characterization of modern materials. Following the acquisition of AIST-NT technology by Horiba in 2017, Andrey holds the position of the North America AFM-Raman manager for Horiba Scientific. He continues active development of TERS-related applications for advanced characterization of 2D materials and beyond. Results of his collaborative research with leading groups in the US and worldwide are being published in high visibility journals like Nature, Nano Letters, and 2D Materials.

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