Few-Layered PtS2Phototransistor on h-BN with High Gain

Liang Li, Weike Wang, Yang Chai, Huiqiao Li, Mingliang Tian, Tianyou Zhai

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KGaA, Weinheim The very recently rediscovered group-10 transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) such as PtS2and PtSe2, have joined the 2D material family as potentially promising candidates for electronic and optoeletronic applications due to their theoretically high carrier mobility, widely tunable bandgap, and ultrastability. Here, the first exploration of optoelectronic application based on few-layered PtS2using h-BN as substrate is presented. The phototransistor exhibits high responsivity up to 1.56 × 103A W−1and detectivity of 2.9 × 1011Jones. Additionally, an ultrahigh photogain ≈2 × 106is obtained at a gate voltage Vg= 30 V, one of the highest gain among 2D photodetectors, which is attributed to the existence of trap states. More interestingly, the few-layered PtS2phototransistor shows a back gate modulated photocurrent generation mechanism, that is, from the photoconductive effect dominant to photogating effect dominant via tuning the gate voltage from the OFF state to the ON state. Such good properties combined with gate-controlled photoresponse of PtS2make it a competitive candidate for future 2D optoelectronic applications.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1701011
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2017


  • photocurrent generation mechanisms
  • photogain
  • phototransistors
  • PtS 2
  • transition metal dichalcogenides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrochemistry


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