Shu-Shen Li

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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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
The optimization of the atomic and molecular clusters with a large number of atoms is a very challenging topic. This article proposes a parallel differential evolution (DE) optimization scheme for large-scale clusters. It combines a modified DE algorithm with improved genetic operators and a parallel strategy with a migration operator to address the(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 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)
A facile and fruitful CVD method is reported for the first time, to synthesize high-quality hexagonal SnS2 nanosheets on carbon cloth via in situ sulfurization of SnO2. Moreover, highly sensitive phototransistors based on SnS2 with an on/off ratio surpassing 10(6) under ambient conditions and a rising time as short as 22 ms under vacuum are fabricated,(More)