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Plasmon Resonances of Highly Doped Two-Dimensional MoS2

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posted on 11.02.2015, 00:00 by Yichao Wang, Jian Zhen Ou, Adam F. Chrimes, Benjamin J. Carey, Torben Daeneke, Manal M. Y. A. Alsaif, Majid Mortazavi, Serge Zhuiykov, Nikhil Medhekar, Madhu Bhaskaran, James R. Friend, Michael S. Strano, Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh
The exhibition of plasmon resonances in two-dimensional (2D) semiconductor compounds is desirable for many applications. Here, by electrochemically intercalating lithium into 2D molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanoflakes, plasmon resonances in the visible and near UV wavelength ranges are achieved. These plasmon resonances are controlled by the high doping level of the nanoflakes after the intercalation, producing two distinct resonance peak areas based on the crystal arrangements. The system is also benchmarked for biosensing using bovine serum albumin. This work provides a foundation for developing future 2D MoS2 based biological and optical units.