Multilevel MoS2 Optical Memory with Photoresponsive Top Floating Gates

Sung Hyun Kim, Sum Gyun Yi, Myung Uk Park, Changjun Lee, Myeongjin Kim, Kyung Hwa Yoo

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Optoelectronic memory devices, whose states can be controlled using electrical optical signals, are receiving much attention for their potential applications in image sensing and parallel data transmission and processes. Here, we report MoS2-based devices with top floating gates of Au, graphene, and MoS2. Unlike conventional floating gate memory devices, our devices have the photoresponsive floating gate at the top, acting as a charge trapping layer. Stable and reliable switching with an on/off ratio of ∼106 and a retention time of >104 s is achieved by illumination with 405 nm light pulses as well as application of gate voltage pulses. However, upon illumination with 532 or 635 nm light pulses, multilevel optical memory effects are observed, which are dependent on the wavelength and the optical exposure dosage. In addition, compared to the device employing a graphene floating gate, the device with an MoS2 floating gate is more sensitive to light, suggesting that the multilevel optical memory properties originate from photoexcited carriers in the top floating gate and can be modulated by adjusting the top floating gate materials. The structure of the top floating gate may open up a new way to novel optoelectronic memory devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25306-25312
Number of pages7
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 25

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work has been financially supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (grant no. 2016R1A2B3011980).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 American Chemical Society.

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  • Materials Science(all)


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