Strain Engineering of 2D Materials

  • Seymur Cahangirov
  • Hasan Sahin
  • Guy Le Lay
  • Angel Rubio
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 930)


When bulk structures are thinned down to their monolayers, degree of orbital interactions, mechanical properties and electronic band dispersion of the crystal structure become highly sensitive to the amount of applied strain. The source of strain on the ultra-thin lattice structure can be (1) an external device or a flexible substrate that can stretch or compress the structure, (2) the lattice mismatch between the layer and neighboring layers or (3) stress induced by STM or AFM tip.


Monolayer MoSe2 Black Phosphorus Phonon Branch Single Layer MoSe2 Molybdenum Disulphide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seymur Cahangirov
    • 1
  • Hasan Sahin
    • 2
  • Guy Le Lay
    • 3
  • Angel Rubio
    • 4
  1. 1.University of the Basque Country, Materials Unit Joint CenterDonostiaSpain
  2. 2.Department of PhotonicsIzmir Institute of TechnologyIzmirTurkey
  3. 3.Aix Marseille Université CNRSMarseille CedexFrance
  4. 4.Basque Country, Materials Unit Joint CenterDonostiaSpain

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