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Gold-assisted mechanical exfoliation currently represents a promising method to separate ultralarge (centimeter scale) transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) monolayers (1L) with excellent electronic and optical properties from the parent van der Waals (vdW) crystals. The strong interaction between Au and chalcogen atoms is key to achieving this nearly perfect 1L exfoliation yield. On the other hand, it may significantly affect the doping and strain of 1L TMDs in contact with Au. In this paper, we systematically investigated the morphology, strain, doping, and electrical properties of large area 1L MoS2 exfoliated on ultraflat Au films (0.16–0.21 nm roughness) and finally transferred to an insulating Al2O3 substrate. Raman mapping and correlative analysis of the E′ and A1′ peak positions revealed a moderate tensile strain (ε ≈ 0.2%) and p-type doping (n ≈ −0.25 × 1013 cm–2) of 1L MoS2 in contact with Au …
American Chemical Society
Publication date: 
24 Jun 2021

Salvatore Ethan Panasci, Emanuela Schilirò, Giuseppe Greco, Marco Cannas, Franco M Gelardi, Simonpietro Agnello, Fabrizio Roccaforte, Filippo Giannazzo

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Volume: 13 Issue: 26 Pages: 31248-31259
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces