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Photovoltaic Field-Effect Transistors Using a MoS2 and Organic Rubrene van der Waals Hybrid

  • Cheol-Joon Park
    Cheol-Joon Park
    Department of Physics, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
  • Hyeon Jung Park
    Hyeon Jung Park
    Department of Physics, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
  • Jae Yoon Lee
    Jae Yoon Lee
    KU-KIST Graduate School of Converging Science and Technology, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
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  • Jeongyong Kim
    Jeongyong Kim
    Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Republic of Korea
  • Chul-Ho Lee
    Chul-Ho Lee
    KU-KIST Graduate School of Converging Science and Technology, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
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  • Jinsoo Joo*
    Jinsoo Joo
    Department of Physics, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea
    *E-mail: [email protected]
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Cite this: ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 35, 29848–29856
Publication Date (Web):August 9, 2018
Copyright © 2018 American Chemical Society

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    A several-layer n-type MoS2 was partially hybridized with an organic crystalline p-type rubrene nanosheet through van der Waals interactions to fabricate a two-dimensional (2-D) lateral-type n–p heterojunction optoelectronic device. The field-effect transistors (FETs) using lateral-type MoS2/rubrene hybrids exhibited both gate-tunable diode and anti-ambipolar transistor characteristics. The FET devices show the coexistence of n-type states, p-type states, and off-states controlled by the gate bias. From the photocurrent mapping experiments, the gate-bias-dependent photovoltaic effect was observed from the heterojunction regions of the MoS2/rubrene FETs. Furthermore, the photovoltaic FETs were successfully operated by light irradiation without applying source–drain bias and controlled using gate bias. These devices represent new solar-energy-driven 2-D multifunctional electronic devices.

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    The Supporting Information is available free of charge on the ACS Publications website at DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b11559.

    • UV/vis absorption spectra of rubrene NS and solution, X-ray diffraction patterns of rubrene NS, confocal optical absorption spectra of MoS2 layers, optical microscopy images of the fabrication process of the MoS2/rubrene FETs, Raman spectra of MoS2, AFM profile and surface morphology of the MoS2/rubrene FETs, 3-D surface plot of IDVDVG characteristic curves of different batches of MoS2/rubrene FETs, and photocurrent mapping image and photovoltaic characteristic curves of a different batch of MoS2/rubrene FETs (PDF)

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