Broadband, Ultra-High-Responsive Monolayer MoS2/SnS2Quantum-Dot-Based Mixed-Dimensional Photodetector

Chandra Sekhar Reddy Kolli, Venkatarao Selamneni, Barbara A. Muñiz Martínez, Andres Fest Carreno, David Emanuel Sanchez, Mauricio Terrones, Elodie Strupiechonski, Andres De Luna Bugallo, Parikshit Sahatiya

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Atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) materials have gained significant attention from the research community in the fabrication of high-performance optoelectronic devices. Even though there are various techniques to improve the responsivity of the photodetector, the key factor limiting the performance of the photodetectors is constrained photodetection spectral range in the electromagnetic spectrum. In this work, a mixed-dimensional 0D/2D SnS2-QDs/monolayer MoS2hybrid is fabricated for high-performance and broadband (UV-visible-near-infrared (NIR)) photodetector. Monolayer MoS2is deposited on SiO2/Si using chemical vapor deposition (CVD), and SnS2-QDs are prepared using a low-cost solution-processing method. The high performance of the fabricated 0D/2D photodetector is ascribed to the band bending and built-in potential created at the junction of SnS2-QDs and MoS2, which enhances the injection and separation efficiency of the photoexcited charge carriers. The mixed-dimensional structure also suppresses the dark current of the photodetector. The decorated SnS2-QDs on monolayer MoS2not only improve the performance of the device but also extends the spectral range to the UV region. Photoresponsivity of the device for UV, visible, and NIR region is found to be ∼278, ∼435, and ∼189 A/W, respectively. Fabricated devices showed maximum responsivity under the visible region attributed to the high absorbance of monolayer MoS2. The response time of the fabricated device is measured as ∼100 ms. These results reveal that the development of a mixed-dimensional (0D/2D) SnS2-QDs/MoS2-based high-performance and broadband photodetector is technologically promising for next-generation optoelectronic applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15415-15425
Number of pages11
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number13
StatePublished - Apr 6 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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