Characterization of wafer-scale MoS2 and WSe2 2D films by spectroscopic ellipsometry

Mangesh S. Diware, Kyunam Park, Jihun Mun, Han Gyeol Park, Won Chegal, Yong Jai Cho, Hyun Mo Cho, Jusang Park, Hyungjun Kim, Sang Woo Kang, Young Dong Kim

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Here, we present the spectroscopic ellipsometry investigation of synthetically grown wafer-scale two-dimensional (2D) MoS2 and WSe2 films to access quality and thickness uniformity. MoS2 and WSe2 samples were grown by chemical vapor deposition and atomic layer deposition, respectively. Complex dielectric function (ε=ε1+iε2) and thickness information of these 2D films were extracted from the measured data using multilayer optical calculations. Broad spectral range (1.2–6 eV) and multiple angles of incidence were used to reduce correlations among fitting parameter. Lineshape of ε of MoS2 and WSe2 monolayer films are consistent with literature but shows higher values, suggests better quality of our samples. Eight-inch wafer size MoS2 monolayer sample shows ∼ 70% uniformity with an average thickness of 0.65 ± 0.2 nm, and three-layer WSe2 sample of 8 × 1 cm2 area shows ∼ 80% uniformity with an average thickness of 2.5 ± 0.4 nm. Our results will be helpful to accelerate commercialization process of 2D devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1329-1334
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS) under the Project of KRISS (17011063) and by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and energy (MOTIE), Korea under the Industrial Technology Innovation Program (10062161). The authors H.G.P and Y.D.K were supported by National Research Foundation of Korea under the project No. NRF-2016R1A2B1013734.

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© 2017 Elsevier B.V.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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