5 years ago

Low Variability in Synthetic Monolayer MoS2 Devices

Low Variability in Synthetic Monolayer MoS2 Devices
Aria D. Tedjarati, Saurabh V. Suryavanshi, Eric Pop, Miguel Muñoz Rojo, Kirby K. H. Smithe
Despite much interest in applications of two-dimensional (2D) fabrics such as MoS2, to date most studies have focused on single or few devices. Here we examine the variability of hundreds of transistors from monolayer MoS2 synthesized by chemical vapor deposition. Ultraclean fabrication yields low surface roughness of ∼3 Å and surprisingly low variability of key device parameters, considering the atomically thin nature of the material. Threshold voltage variation and very low hysteresis suggest variations in charge density and traps as low as ∼1011 cm−2. Three extraction methods (field-effect, Y-function, and effective mobility) independently reveal mobility from 30 to 45 cm2/V/s (10th to 90th percentile; highest value ∼48 cm2/V/s) across areas >1 cm2. Electrical properties are remarkably immune to the presence of bilayer regions, which cause only small conduction band offsets (∼55 meV) measured by scanning Kelvin probe microscopy, an order of magnitude lower than energy variations in Si films of comparable thickness. Data are also used as inputs to Monte Carlo circuit simulations to understand the effects of material variability on circuit variation. These advances address key missing steps required to scale 2D semiconductors into functional systems.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.7b04100

DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b04100

You might also like
Discover & Discuss Important Research

Keeping up-to-date with research can feel impossible, with papers being published faster than you'll ever be able to read them. That's where Researcher comes in: we're simplifying discovery and making important discussions happen. With over 19,000 sources, including peer-reviewed journals, preprints, blogs, universities, podcasts and Live events across 10 research areas, you'll never miss what's important to you. It's like social media, but better. Oh, and we should mention - it's free.

  • Download from Google Play
  • Download from App Store
  • Download from AppInChina

Researcher displays publicly available abstracts and doesn’t host any full article content. If the content is open access, we will direct clicks from the abstracts to the publisher website and display the PDF copy on our platform. Clicks to view the full text will be directed to the publisher website, where only users with subscriptions or access through their institution are able to view the full article.