Micro-Raman scattering from folds in single-layer graphene sheets finds a D-band at the fold for both incommensurate and commensurate folding, while the parent single-layer graphene lacks a D-band. A coupled elastic-continuum/tight- binding calculation suggests that this D-band arises from the spatially inhomogeneous curvature around a fold in a graphene sheet. The polarization dependence of the fold-induced D-band further reveals that the inhomogeneous curvature acts as a very smooth, ideal one-dimensional defect along the folding direction.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics