Pressure-mediated contact quality improvement between monolayer MoS 2 and graphite

Mengzhou Liao, Luojun Du, Tingting Zhang, Lin Gu, Yugui Yao, Rong Yang, Dongxia Shi*, Guangyu Zhang

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Two-dimensional (2D) materials and their heterostructures have attracted a lot of attention due to their unique electronic and optical properties. MoS 2 as the most typical 2D semiconductors has great application potential in thin film transistors, photodetector, hydrogen evolution reaction, memory device, etc. However, the performance of MoS 2 devices is limited by the contact resistance and the improvement of its contact quality is important. In this work, we report the experimental investigation of pressure-enhanced contact quality between monolayer MoS 2 and graphite by conductive atom force microscope (C-AFM). It was found that at high pressure, the contact quality between graphite and MoS 2 is significantly improved. This pressure-mediated contact quality improvement between MoS 2 and graphite comes from the enhanced charge transfer between MoS 2 and graphite when MoS 2 is stretched. Our results provide a new way to enhance the contact quality between MoS 2 and graphite for further applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number017301
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • C-AFM
  • Contact quality
  • MoS /graphite heterojunction
  • Pressure


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