Solution-processed, hybrid 2D/3D MoS2/Si heterostructures with superior junction characteristics.


We report a theoretical and experimental investigation of the hybrid heterostructure interfaces between atomically thin MoS2 nanocrystals (NCs) on Si platform for their potential applications towards next-generation electrical and optical devices. Mie theory-based numerical analysis and COMSOL simulations based on the finite element method have been utilized to study the optical absorption characteristics and light-matter interactions in variable-sized MoS2 NCs. The size-dependent absorption characteristics and the enhancement of electric field of the heterojunction in the UV-visible spectral range agree well with the experimental results. A lithography-free, wafer-scale, 2D material on a 3D substrate hybrid vertical heterostructure has been fabricated using colloidal n-MoS2 NCs on p-Si. The fabricated p-n heterojunction exhibited excellent junction characteristics with a high rectification ratio suitable for voltage clipper and rectifier applications. The current-voltage characteristics of the devices under illumination have been performed in the temperature range of 10-300 K. The device exhibits a high photo-to-dark current ratio of ∼3 × 103 and a responsivity comparable to a commercial Si photodetector. The excellent heterojunction characteristics demonstrate the great potential of MoS2 NC-based hybrid electronic and optoelectronic devices in the near future.

DOI: 10.1088/1361-6528/aa5e42

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@article{Mukherjee2017SolutionprocessedH2, title={Solution-processed, hybrid 2D/3D MoS2/Si heterostructures with superior junction characteristics.}, author={S Mukherjee and S. Biswas and Sanjoy K. Das and Sandip Kumar Ray}, journal={Nanotechnology}, year={2017}, volume={28 13}, pages={135203} }