Low-voltage complementary inverters based on ion gel-gated ReS2 and BP transistors

Jun Beom Kim, Yongsuk Choi, Ajjiporn Dathbun, Seongchan Kim, Dongun Lim, Panuk Hong, Jeong Ho Cho

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We demonstrated the preparation of low-voltage complementary inverters based on transistors made of ion gel-gated 2D materials. Mechanically-exfoliated ReS2 was utilized as an n-type semiconductor. The ultrahigh capacitance (6 μF/cm2) and long-range polarizability of the ion gel gate dielectric layer provided low-voltage operation below 2 V and allowed a coplanar-gate configuration of the transistors. The ion gel-gated ReS2 transistors exhibited excellent device performance including an electron mobility of 6.7 cm2/Vs and an on-off current ratio of ∼104. Both the charge-transport mechanism and the contact properties of the device were investigated systematically by measuring the temperature-dependent electrical properties. Mechanically-exfoliated black phosphorous (BP) or WSe2 was employed as the p-type counterpart semiconductors to fabricate the complementary inverter. The resulting 2D complementary inverter exhibited low-voltage operation below 2 V with clear signal inversion. The proposed low-voltage ion gel-gated complementary inverter based on 2D materials opens up new opportunities for realizing future electronics based on 2D materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-39
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct

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© 2017 Elsevier B.V.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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