Low-temperature synthesis of 2D MoS2 on a plastic substrate for a flexible gas sensor

Yuxi Zhao, Jeong Gyu Song, Gyeong Hee Ryu, Kyung Yong Ko, Whang Je Woo, Youngjun Kim, Donghyun Kim, Jun Hyung Lim, Sunhee Lee, Zonghoon Lee, Jusang Park, Hyungjun Kim

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The efficient synthesis of two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide (2D MoS2) at low temperatures is essential for use in flexible devices. In this study, 2D MoS2 was grown directly at a low temperature of 200 °C on both hard (SiO2) and soft substrates (polyimide (PI)) using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) with Mo(CO)6 and H2S. We investigated the effect of the growth temperature and Mo concentration on the layered growth by Raman spectroscopy and microscopy. 2D MoS2 was grown by using low Mo concentration at a low temperature. Through optical microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, photoluminescence, and transmission electron microscopy measurements, MoS2 produced by low-temperature CVD was determined to possess a layered structure with good uniformity, stoichiometry, and a controllable number of layers. Furthermore, we demonstrated the realization of a 2D MoS2-based flexible gas sensor on a PI substrate without any transfer processes, with competitive sensor performance and mechanical durability at room temperature. This fabrication process has potential for burgeoning flexible and wearable nanotechnology applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9338-9345
Number of pages8
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 21

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Materials and Components Technology Development Program of MOTIE/KEIT [10080527, Development of commercialization technology of the high sensitive gas sensor based on a chalcogenide 2D nano material], by the Center for Integrated Smart Sensors funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning as Global Frontier Project. (CISS-2016M3A6A6930869), by Samsung Display Co., Ltd and by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (NRF-2015R1D1A1A01060064).

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© 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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