Nano Research

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 269–274 | Cite as

Raman scattering study of the phonon dispersion in twisted bilayer graphene

  • Jessica Campos-Delgado
  • Luiz G. Cançado
  • Carlos A. Achete
  • Ado Jorio
  • Jean-Pierre Raskin
Research Article


Bilayer graphene with a twist angle θ between the layers generates a superlattice structure known as a Moiré pattern. This superlattice provides a θ-dependent q wavevector that activates phonons in the interior of the Brillouin zone. Here we show that this superlattice-induced Raman scattering can be used to probe the phonon dispersion in twisted bilayer graphene (tBLG). The effect reported here is different from the widely studied double-resonance in graphene-related materials in many aspects, and despite the absence of stacking order in tBLG, layer breathing vibrations (namely ZO’ phonons) are observed.


twisted bilayer graphene Raman spectroscopy phonon branches 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessica Campos-Delgado
    • 1
  • Luiz G. Cançado
    • 2
  • Carlos A. Achete
    • 3
  • Ado Jorio
    • 2
  • Jean-Pierre Raskin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM)Université catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  2. 2.Departamento de FísicaUniversidade Federal de Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil
  3. 3.Divisão de Metrologia de Materiais, Instituto Nacional de MetrologiaQualidade e Tecnologia (INMETRO)XerémBrazil

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