Youmin Rong

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
We show that controlling the introduction time and the amount of sulphur (S) vapour relative to the WO3 precursor during the chemical vapour deposition (CVD) growth of WS2 is critical to achieving large crystal domains on the surface of silicon wafers with a 300 nm oxide layer. We use a two furnace system that enables the S precursor to be separately heated(More)
Synthetic 2D crystal films grown by chemical vapor deposition are typically polycrystalline, and determining grain size within domains and continuous films is crucial for determining their structure. Here we show that grain boundaries in the 2D transition metal dichalcogenide WS2, grown by CVD, can be preferentially oxidized by controlled heating in air.(More)
In recent years, impressive advances in harvesting renewable energy have led to a pressing demand for the complimentary energy storage technology. Here, a high Coulombic efficiency (∼99.7%) Al battery is developed using earth-abundant aluminum as the anode, graphite as the cathode, and a cheap ionic liquid analog electrolyte made from a mixture of AlCl3 and(More)
Graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) on copper foils is a viable method for large area films for transparent conducting electrode (TCE) applications. We examine the spatial uniformity of large area films on the centimeter scale when transferred onto both Si substrates with 300 nm oxide and flexible transparent polyethylene terephthalate(More)
Monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are direct band gap semiconductors, and their 2D structure results in large binding energies for excitons, trions, and biexcitons. The ability to explore many-body effects in these monolayered structures has made them appealing for future optoelectronic and photonic applications. The band structure changes(More)
We study the interactions in graphene/WS2 two-dimensional (2D) layered vertical heterostructures with variations in the areal coverage of graphene by the WS2. All 2D materials were grown by chemical vapor deposition and transferred layer by layer. Photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy of WS2 on graphene showed PL quenching along with an increase in the ratio(More)
We study how grain boundaries (GB) in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) grown monolayer WS2 influence the electroluminescence (EL) behavior in lateral source-drain devices under bias. Real time imaging of the WS2 EL shows arcing between the electrodes when probing across a GB, which then localizes at the GB region as it erodes under high bias conditions. In(More)
Atomic wires are chains of atoms sequentially bonded together and epitomize the structural form of a one-dimensional (1D) material. In graphene, they form as interconnects between regions when the nanoconstriction eventually becomes so narrow that it is reduced to one atom thick. In this issue of ACS Nano, Cretu et al. extend the discovery of 1D atomic wire(More)
Large single-crystal domains of WS2 are grown by chemical vapor deposition, and their photoluminescent properties under a lateral electric field are studied. We demonstrate that monolayer and bilayer WS2 have opposite responses to lateral electric fields, with WS2 photoluminescence (PL) substantially reduced in monolayer and increased in bilayers with(More)
Understanding the stability of monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides in atmospheric conditions has important consequences for their handling, life-span, and utilization in applications. We show that cryogenic photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL) is a highly sensitive technique to the detection of oxidation induced degradation of monolayer tungsten(More)