We have investigated the effect of laser irradiation on monolayer MoS2 and observed the swellingup of the monolayer from the SiO2 substrate upon laser illumination. The mismatch in the thermal expansion between the substrate and MoS2 can result in the structural deformation. Employing this method, one can induce structural deformation in a desired pattern, and one can demonstrate the patterning of periodic ripples in monolayer MoS2 by using laser irradiation. The controlled fabrication of the ripple structure may be instrumental in understanding the effect of ripples on the interesting physical properties of monolayer MoS2.
- Laser irradiation