Ambipolar Nonvolatile Memory Behavior and Reversible Type-Conversion in MoSe2/MoSe2 Transistors with Modified Stack Interface

Taewook Kim, Donghee Kang, Sol Lee, Yeonsu Jeong, Hyunmin Cho, Junho Kim, Heesun Bae, Yeonjin Yi, Kwanpyo Kim, Seongil Im

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2D semiconductor devices have been studied due to their unique potential in architecture and properties. As one of the unique devices approaches, 2D hetero-stack channel field-effect transistors (FETs) have recently been reported, but homo-stack FETs are rare to find. Here, MoSe2/MoSe2 homo-stack transistors are rather fabricated for study. Unlike the equivalently-thick single MoSe2 FET, homo-stack FETs show n-type memory behavior that originates from stack interface-induced traps. Particularly, when their stack interfaces are engineered by surface oxidation of bottom MoSe2, more stable nonvolatile memory behavior turns out. Short-term ultraviolet ozone (UVO)-induced oxidation only results in n-type memory, but 15 min-long oxidation surprisingly enables both n- and p-type nonvolatile memory behavior due to nm-thin MoOx embedded between upper and lower MoSe2. Furthermore, by alternating gate voltage pulse to the 15 min-long UVO-treated FETs, channel polarity conversion appears reversible in a small gate voltage (VGS) sweep range, which means that the channel type of a transistor can be reversibly modulated via stack interface engineering. It is believed that homo-stack interface engineering must be one of the approaches to maximize the potential of 2D devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2205567
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec 2

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Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge the financial support from the National Research Foundation of the Republic of Korea (SRC program: Grant No. 2017R1A5A1014862, vdWMRC center) and the Yonsei Signature Research Cluster Project. H.B. acknowledges this financial support from Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF‐ 2020R1I1A1A01052216).

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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