Charge transport and quantum confinement in MoS2dual-gated transistors

Fuyou Liao, Hongjuan Wang, Xiaojiao Guo, Zhongxun Guo, Ling Tong, Antoine Riaud, Yaochen Sheng, Lin Chen, Qingqing Sun, Peng Zhou, David Wei Zhang, Yang Chai, Xiangwei Jiang, Yan Liu, Wenzhong Bao

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Semiconductive two dimensional (2D) materials have attracted significant research attention due to their rich band structures and promising potential for next-generation electrical devices. In this work, we investigate the MoS2 field-effect transistors (FETs) with a dual-gated (DG) architecture, which consists of symmetrical thickness for back gate (BG) and top gate (TG) dielectric. The thickness-dependent charge transport in our DG-MoS2 device is revealed by a four-terminal electrical measurement which excludes the contact influence, and the TCAD simulation is also applied to explain the experimental data. Our results indicate that the impact of quantum confinement effect plays an important role in the charge transport in the MoS2 channel, as it confines charge carriers in the center of the channel, which reduces the scattering and boosts the mobility compared to the single gating case. Furthermore, temperature-dependent transfer curves reveal that multi-layer MoS2 DG-FET is in the phonon-limited transport regime, while single layer MoS2 shows typical Coulomb impurity limited regime.

Original languageEnglish
Article number072904
JournalJournal of Semiconductors
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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