2-dimensional polar metals

The intercalation of a molecule or ion in a layered structure is key to enhancing energy storage, material conductivity, intercalant structural ordering, and the formation of two-dimensional (2D) superconducting states. The process of intercalation modifies the vibrational energy of the host, which can be monitored non-invasively by Raman spectroscopy. However, the detected Raman spectral shifts may originate from a variety of phenomena, generally making the technique an indirect means of identifying intercalation success. Here, we discuss newly discovered low-frequency (LF) (<100 cm-1) Raman features due to the formation of unique 2D polar metals (Ag, Cu, Pb, Bi, Ga, In) or metal alloys (In x Ga1-x ) intercalated at an epitaxial graphene (EG)/silicon carbide (SiC) interface and demonstrate that 2D-Ag and 2D-Ga can have spatially distinct phases with their own unique Raman responses. Additionally, we establish that the 2D-Ga exhibits a structural evolution as a function of temperature, independent of the SiC and EG, that can lead to nucleation of secondary phases. The newly identified LF Raman responses discussed here lay the foundation for rapid, direct, and spatially resolved evaluation of 2D polar metals in ambient.

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Work Title 2-dimensional polar metals
Subtitle A low-frequency Raman scattering study
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  1. Maxwell T. Wetherington
  2. Furkan Turker
  3. Timothy Bowen
  4. Alexander Vera
  5. Siavash Rajabpour
  6. Natalie Briggs
  7. Shruti Subramanian
  8. Ashley Maloney
  9. Joshua Alexander Robinson
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Work Type Article
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  1. 2D Materials
Publication Date October 1, 2021
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  1. https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1583/ac2245
Deposited November 17, 2021

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