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MoS2 Orientation

Caption: Understanding the orientations of light emitters in layered nanomaterials and other thin films could lead to better optical devices. A new spectroscopy method allows researchers to distinguish these orientations. The angular distribution of light emission from monolayer MoS2, left, closely matches the theoretical calculations for in-plane oriented emitters, right, indicating that light emission from the graphene-like material MoS2 originates from in-plane oriented emitters.

Credit: Zia lab/Brown University

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