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High-performance optoelectronic devices based on van der Waals vertical MoS2/MoSe2 heterostructures


vertical heterostructure, photodetector, photoresponsivity, mobility, 2D materials


Monolayer MoS2 is a direct band gap semiconductor with large exciton binding energy, which is a promising candidate for the application of ultrathin optoelectronic devices. However, the optoelectronic performance of monolayer MoS2 is seriously limited to its growth quality and carrier mobility. In this work, we report the direct vapor growth and the optoelectronic device of verticallystacked MoS2/MoSe2 heterostructure, and further discuss the mechanism of improved device performance. The optical and high-resolution atomic characterizations demonstrate that the heterostructure interface is of high-quality without atomic alloying. Electrical transport measurements indicate that the heterostructure transistor exhibits a high mobility of 28.5 cm2/(V·s) and a high on/off ratio of 107. The optoelectronic characterizations prove that the heterostructure device presents an enhanced photoresponsivity of 36 A/W and a remarkable detectivity of 4.8 × 1011 Jones, which benefited from the interface induced built-in electric field and carrier dependent Coulomb screening effect. This work demonstrates that the construction of two-dimensional (2D) semiconductor heterostructures plays a significant role in modifying the optoelectronic device properties of 2D materials.

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Tsinghua University Press