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2019, 12(4): 823–827


Influence of seeding promoters on the properties of CVD grown monolayer molybdenum disulfide

Peng Yang1,§, Ai-Guo Yang1,§, Lingxiu chen2, Jing Chen1, Youwei Zhang1, Haomin Wang2, Laigui Hu1, Rong-Jun Zhang1, Ran Liu1, Xin-Ping Qu1 (*), Zhi-Jun Qiu1 (*), and Chunxiao Cong1 (*)

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1 State Key Laboratory of ASIC and System, School of Information Science and Technology, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changning Road 865, Shanghai 200050, China
§ Peng Yang and Ai-Guo Yang contributed equally to this work.

Keywords: transition metal dichalcogenides, monolayer MoS2, seeding promoters, chemical vapor deposition, optical and electrical properties
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Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is the most efficient method to grow large-area two dimensional (2D) transition metal dichiacogenides (TMDCs) in high quality. Monolayer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and seed-assistant are the mostly selected 2D TMDC and growth strategy for such CVD processes, respectively. Though the advantages of seed catalysts in facilitating the nucleation, achieving higher yield and better repeatability, as well as their effects on the morphologies of as-grown MoS2 have been studied, the influence of seeding promoters on both optical and electrical properties of as-grown monolayer MoS2 is not known comprehensively, which is indeed critical for understanding fundamental physics and developing practical application of such emerging 2D semiconductors. In this report, we systematically investigated the effect of different seeding promoters on the properties of CVD-grown monolayer MoS2. It is found that different seed molecules lead to different impacts on the optical and electrical properties of as-grown monolayer MoS2. Among three different seed catalysts (perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic acid tetrapotassium salt (PTAS), copper phthalocyanine (CuPc), and crystal violet (CV)), PTAS performs better in obtaining large area monolayer MoS2 with good optical quality and high electrical mobility than the other two. Our work gives a guide for modifying the properties of as-grown monolayer MoS2 and other 2D transition metal dichalcogenides in seeding promoters-assisted synthesis process.
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Influence of seeding promoters on the properties of CVD grown monolayer molybdenum disulfide. Nano Res. 2019, 12(4): 823–827

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