Shu-Shen Li

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Layered GaS nanosheets have been attracting increasing research interests due to their highly anisotropic structural, electrical, optical, and mechanical properties, which are useful for many applications. However, single-layer or few-layer GaS-based photodetectors have been rarely reported. Here a few-layer GaS two-terminal photodetector with a fast and(More)
Van der Waals (vdW) p-n heterojunctions consisting of various 2D layer compounds are fascinating new artificial materials that can possess novel physics and functionalities enabling the next-generation of electronics and optoelectronics devices. Here, it is reported that the WSe2/WS2 p-n heterojunctions perform novel electrical transport properties such as(More)
The structural and electronic properties of MoS2/MoSe2 bilayers are calculated using first-principles methods. It is found that the interlayer van der Waals interaction is not strong enough to form a lattice-matched coherent heterostructure. Instead, a nanometer-scale Moiré pattern structure will be formed. By analyzing the electronic structures of(More)
The origin of ferromagnetism in d;{0} semiconductors is studied using first-principles methods with ZnO as a prototype material. We show that the presence of spontaneous magnetization in nitrides and oxides with sufficient holes is an intrinsic property of these first-row d;{0} semiconductors and can be attributed to the localized nature of the 2p states of(More)
To improve the photoelectrochemical activity of TiO2 for hydrogen production through water splitting, the band edges of TiO2 should be tailored to match with visible light absorption and the hydrogen or oxygen production levels. By analyzing the band structure of TiO2 and the chemical potentials of the dopants, we propose that the band edges of TiO2 can be(More)
Creating materials with ultimate control over their physical properties is vital for a wide range of applications. From a traditional materials design perspective, this task often requires precise control over the atomic composition and structure. However, owing to their mechanical properties, low-dimensional layered materials can actually withstand a(More)
The photoelectrical properties of multilayer WS₂ nanoflakes including field-effect, photosensitive and gas sensing are comprehensively and systematically studied. The transistors perform an n-type behavior with electron mobility of 12 cm(2)/Vs and exhibit high photosensitive characteristics with response time (τ) of <20 ms, photo-responsivity (Rλ) of 5.7(More)
The structural and electronic properties of black phosphorus/MoS2 (BP/MoS2) van der Waals (vdW) heterostructure are investigated by first-principles calculations. It is demonstrated that the BP/MoS2 bilayer is a type-II p-n vdW heterostructure, and thus the lowest energy electron-hole pairs are spatially separated. The band gap of BP/MoS2 can be(More)
We have developed an efficient real-time time-dependent density functional theory (TDDFT) method that can increase the effective time step from <1 as in traditional methods to 0.1-0.5  fs. With this algorithm, the TDDFT simulation can have comparable speed to the Born-Oppenheimer (BO) ab initio molecular dynamics (MD). As an application, we simulated the(More)
Central spin decoherence caused by nuclear spin baths is often a critical issue in various quantum computing schemes, and it has also been used for sensing single-nuclear spins. Recent theoretical studies suggest that central spin decoherence can act as a probe of many-body physics in spin baths; however, identification and detection of many-body(More)