Photo-response in 2D metal chalcogenide-ferroelectric oxide heterostructure controlled by spontaneous polarization

Hye Jin Jin, Jayeong Kim, Yejin Kim, Seokhyun Yoon, Yangjin Lee, Kwanpyo Kim, William Jo

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The interplay between free and bound charges in two-dimensional (2D) semiconductor/ferroelectric oxide structures is responsible for the unique opto-electrical properties of these structures. In this study, we vertically combined the 2D layered semiconductors MoS2 (n-type) and WSe2 (p-type) with a ferroelectric oxide (PbTiO3) and found that a ferroelectric polarization induced accumulation or depletion in the layered materials. The heterostructures exhibited polarization-dependent charge distribution and pinched hysteresis. We show that polarization at the interface promoted efficient charge separation of photo-generated carriers in the 2D layers. Optical control of electrical transport was effectively achieved in the MoS2 layers. This study potentially opens up new applications for semiconductor/ferroelectric systems in electronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3724-3729
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number11
StatePublished - 21 Mar 2020

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT (NRF-2018R1A2B2003607 and 2016R1D1A1B01009032) and the Ministry of Education (NRF-2018R1A6A1A03025340).

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