2D vertical stacking and lateral stitching growth of monolayer (ML) hexagonal transition-metal dichalcogenides are reported. The 2D heteroepitaxial manipulation of MoS2 and WS2 MLs is achieved by control of the 2D nucleation kinetics during the sequential vapor-phase growth. It enables the creation of hexagon-on-hexagon unit-cell stacking and hexagon-by-hexagon stitching without interlayer rotation misfits.
================================================== Rotation-Misfit-Free Heteroepitaxial Stacking and Stitching Growth of Hexagonal
Transition-Metal Dichalcogenide Monolayers by Nucleation Kinetics Controls