Improved performance of InSe field-effect transistors by channel encapsulation

Liang, Guangda and Wang, Yiming and Han, Lin and Yang, Zai-xing and Xin, Qian and Kudrynskyi, Zakhar R. and Kovalyuk, Zakhar D. and Patanè, Amalia and Song, Aimin (2018) Improved performance of InSe field-effect transistors by channel encapsulation. Semiconductor Science and Technology . ISSN 1361-6641 (In Press)

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Due to the high electron mobility and photo-responsivity, InSe is considered as an excellent candidate for next generation electronics and optoelectronics. In particular, in contrast to many high-mobility two-dimensional (2D) materials, such as phosphorene, InSe is more resilient to oxidation in air. Nevertheless, its implementation in future applications requires encapsulation techniques to prevent the adsorption of gas molecules on its surface. In this work, we use a common lithography resist, poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) to encapsulate InSe-based field-effect transistors (FETs). The encapsulation of InSe by PMMA improves the electrical stability of the FETs under a gate bias stress, and increases both the drain current and electron mobility. These findings indicate the effectiveness of the PMMA encapsulation method, which could be applied to other 2D materials.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2018 15:07
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 10:21

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