Adam T. Neal

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We introduce the 2D counterpart of layered black phosphorus, which we call phosphorene, as an unexplored p-type semiconducting material. Same as graphene and MoS2, single-layer phosphorene is flexible and can be mechanically exfoliated. We find phosphorene to be stable and, unlike graphene, to have an inherent, direct, and appreciable band gap. Our ab(More)
In this article, we investigate electrical transport properties in ultrathin body (UTB) MoS(2) two-dimensional (2D) crystals with channel lengths ranging from 2 μm down to 50 nm. We compare the short channel behavior of sets of MOSFETs with various channel thickness, and reveal the superior immunity to short channel effects of MoS(2) transistors. We observe(More)
— Phosphorene is a unique single elemental semiconductor with two-dimensional layered structures. In this letter, we study the transistor behavior on mechanically exfoliated few-layer phosphorene with the top-gate. We achieve a high ON-current of 144 mA/mm and hole mobility of 95.6 cm 2 /V·s. We deposit Al 2 O 3 by atomic layer deposition (ALD) and study(More)
We have studied the intrinsic doping level and gate hysteresis of graphene-based field effect transistors (FETs) fabricated over Si/SiO(2) substrates. It was found that the high p-doping level of graphene in some as-prepared devices can be reversed by vacuum degassing at room temperature or above depending on the degree of hydrophobicity and/or hydration of(More)
In this article, we study the properties of metal contacts to single-layer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) crystals, revealing the nature of switching mechanism in MoS2 transistors. On investigating transistor behavior as contact length changes, we find that the contact resistivity for metal/MoS2 junctions is defined by contact area instead of contact width.(More)
Monolayer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) with a direct band gap of 1.8 eV is a promising two-dimensional material with a potential to surpass graphene in next generation nanoelectronic applications. In this Letter, we synthesize monolayer MoS2 on Si/SiO2 substrate via chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method and comprehensively study the device performance based(More)
We have characterized phase coherence length, spin-orbit scattering length, and the Hall factor in n-type MoS2 2D crystals via weak localization measurements and Hall-effect measurements. Weak localization measurements reveal a phase coherence length of ~50 nm at T = 400 mK for a few-layer MoS2 film, decreasing as T(-1/2) with increased temperatures. Weak(More)
We have determined the spin-orbit scattering length of two-dimensional layered 2H-TaSe2 metallic crystals by detailed characterization of the weak antilocalization phenomena in this strong spin-orbit interaction material. By fitting the observed magneto-conductivity, the spin-orbit scattering length for 2H-TaSe2 is determined to be 17 nm in the few-layer(More)