High-Current Gain Two-Dimensional MoS 2 -Base Hot-Electron Transistors
AuthorsTorres, Carlos M.
Lan, Yann Wen
Chen, Jyun Hong
Adleman, James R.
Lerner, Mitchell B.
Zhong, Yuan Liang
Chen, Chii Dong
Wang, Kang L.
KAUST DepartmentMaterial Science and Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Online Publication Date2015-11-06
Print Publication Date2015-12-09
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/594246
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AbstractThe vertical transport of nonequilibrium charge carriers through semiconductor heterostructures has led to milestones in electronics with the development of the hot-electron transistor. Recently, significant advances have been made with atomically sharp heterostructures implementing various two-dimensional materials. Although graphene-base hot-electron transistors show great promise for electronic switching at high frequencies, they are limited by their low current gain. Here we show that, by choosing MoS2 and HfO2 for the filter barrier interface and using a noncrystalline semiconductor such as ITO for the collector, we can achieve an unprecedentedly high-current gain (α ∼ 0.95) in our hot-electron transistors operating at room temperature. Furthermore, the current gain can be tuned over 2 orders of magnitude with the collector-base voltage albeit this feature currently presents a drawback in the transistor performance metrics such as poor output resistance and poor intrinsic voltage gain. We anticipate our transistors will pave the way toward the realization of novel flexible 2D material-based high-density, low-energy, and high-frequency hot-carrier electronic applications. © 2015 American Chemical Society.
CitationTorres CM, Lan Y-W, Zeng C, Chen J-H, Kou X, et al. (2015) High-Current Gain Two-Dimensional MoS 2 -Base Hot-Electron Transistors . Nano Lett 15: 7905–7912. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b03768.
SponsorsNational Science Council[NSC 103-2917-I-564-017]
U.S. Department of Defense
Division of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation[EFRI-1433541]
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
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