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Rhenium-doped MoS2 films

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Tailoring the electrical properties of transition metal dichalcogenides by doping is one of the biggest challenges for the application of 2D materials in future electronic devices. Here, we report on a straightforward approach to the n-type doping of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) films with rhenium (Re). High-Resolution Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy and Energy-Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy are used to identify Re in interstitial and lattice sites of the MoS2 structure. Hall-effect measurements confirm the electron donating influence of Re in MoS2, while the nominally undoped films exhibit a net p-type doping. Density functional theory (DFT) modelling indicates that Re on Mo sites is the origin of the n-type doping, whereas S-vacancies have a p-type nature, providing an explanation for the p-type behaviour of nominally undoped MoS2films.

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Author(s): Hallam T, Monaghan S, Gity F, Ansari L, Schmidt M, Downing C, Cullen CP, Nicolosi V, Hurley PK, Duesberg GS

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Applied Physics Letters

Year: 2017

Volume: 111

Issue: 20

Online publication date: 14/11/2017

Acceptance date: 20/10/2017

Date deposited: 11/01/2018

ISSN (print): 0003-6951

ISSN (electronic): 1077-3118

Publisher: American Institute of Physics Inc.


DOI: 10.1063/1.4995220


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