Digital laser-induced printing of MoS2

Adamantia Logotheti, Adi Levi, Doron Naveh, Leonidas Tsetseris, Ioanna Zergioti

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Due to their atomic-scale thickness, handling and processing of two-dimensional (2D) materials often require multistep techniques whose complexity hampers their large-scale integration in modern device applications. Here we demonstrate that the laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT) method can achieve the one-step, nondestructive printing of the prototypical 2D material MoS2. By selecting the optimal LIFT experimental conditions, we were able to transfer arrays of MoS2 pixels from a metal donor substrate to a dielectric receiver substrate. A combination of various characterization techniques has confirmed that the transfer of intact MoS2 monolayers is not only feasible, but it can also happen without incurring significant defect damage during the process. The successful transfer of MoS2 shows the broad potential the LIFT technique has in the emerging field of printed electronics, including printed devices based on 2D materials.

Original languageEnglish
StateAccepted/In press - 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Research funding: This work was supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 801389 (Project LEAF-2D). This work was supported by the European Innovation Council (EIC) HORIZON 3.1 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 101058079 (Project L2D2).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 the author(s), published by De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston 2023.


  • LIFT
  • digital transfer
  • laser-assisted transfer
  • moldybdenum disulfide (MoS)
  • monolayer moldybdenum disulfide (MoS)


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