Exposure of few-layer MoS2, WS2 and MoSe2 to high-temperature shock waves causes morphological changes and a significant decrease in the interlayer separation between the (0 0 2) planes, the decrease being greatest in MoSe2. Raman spectra show softening of both the A1g and the E2g1 modes initially, followed by a slightly stiffening. Using first-principles density functional theoretical analysis of the response of few-layer MoS2 to shock waves, we propose that a combination of shear and uniaxial compressive deformation leads to flattening of MoS 2 sheets which is responsible for the changes in the vibrational spectra.
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