Coupling and Decoupling of Bilayer Graphene Monitored by Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy

Yung Chang Lin, Amane Motoyama, Pablo Solís-Fernández, Rika Matsumoto, Hiroki Ago, Kazu Suenaga

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We studied the interlayer coupling and decoupling of bilayer graphene (BLG) using spatially resolved electron energy loss spectroscopy with a monochromated electron source. We correlated the twist-angle-dependent energy band hybridization with Moiré superlattices and the corresponding optical absorption peaks. The optical absorption peak originates from the excitonic transition between the hybridized van Hove singularities (vHSs), which shifts systematically with the twist angle. We then proved that the BLG decouples when a monolayer of metal chloride is intercalated in its van der Waals gap and results in the elimination of the vHS peak.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10386-10391
Number of pages6
JournalNano Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 22 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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