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Prof. Zonghoon Lee’s Atomic-Scale Electron Microscopy Lab

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Nature, 596, 519-524, 2021 Nature, 582, 511-514, 2020 / Nature Nanotechnology, 15, 289-295, 2020 / Nature Nanotechnology, 15, 59-66, 2020 / Science Advances, 6 (10), eaay4958, 2020 / Nature Electronics, 3, 207-215, 2020 / Nature Communications, 11 (1437), 2020 / Nature Energy, 3, 773-782, 2018 / Nature Communications, 8:1549, 2017 / Nature Communications, 6:8294, 2015 / Nature Communications, 6:7817, 2015 / Nature Communications, 5:3383, 2014




Abstract


 Direct contacts of a metal with atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) semiconductors have been found to suppress device performance by producing a high contact resistance. NbS​2 is a 2D TMDC and a conductor. It is expected to form ohmic contacts with 2D semiconductors because of its high work function and the van der Waals interface it forms with the semiconductor, with such an interface resulting in weak Fermi level pinning. Despite the usefulness of NbS​2 as an electrode, previous synthesis methods could not control the thickness, uniformity, and shape of the NbS​2 film and hence could not find practical applications in electronics. Here, we report a patternable method for carrying out the synthesis of NbS​2 films in which the number of NbS​2 layers formed over a large area was successfully controlled, which is necessary for the production of customized electrodes. The synthesized NbS​2 films were shown to be highly transparent and uniform in thickness and conductivity over the large area. Furthermore, the synthesized NbS​2 showed half the contact resistance than did the molybdenum metal in MoS​2 field effect transistors (FETs) on a large transparent quartz substrate. The MoS​2 device with NbS​2 showed an electron mobility as high as 12.7 cm​2 V​-1 s​-1, which was three times higher than that found for the corresponding molybdenum-contacted MoS​2 device. This result showed the high potential of the NbS​2 thin film as a transparent electrode for 2D transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) semiconductors with low contact resistance.

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