Stacking, Strain, & Twist in 2D Materials Quantified by 3D Electron Diffraction

  title={Stacking, Strain, \& Twist in 2D Materials Quantified by 3D Electron Diffraction},
  author={S. Sung and Noah Schnitzer and L. Brown and Jiwoong Park and R. Hovden},
  journal={arXiv: Materials Science},
The field of two-dimensional (2D) materials has expanded to multilayered systems where electronic, optical, and mechanical properties change-often dramatically-with stacking order, thickness, twist, and interlayer spacing [1-5]. For transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), bond coordination within a single van der Waals layer changes the out-of-plane symmetry that can cause metal-insulator transitions [1, 6] or emergent quantum behavior [7]. Discerning these structural order parameters is often… Expand
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