Study of the band alignment between atomic-layer-deposited high-κ dielectrics and MoS2 film

Yun Yan Chung, Ming Li Tsai, Yen Teng Ho, Yuan Chieh Tseng, Chao Hsin Chien*

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In this study, we determined the energy-band alignment of various amorphous high-κ dielectrics (Al2O3, HfO2, ZrO2, and TiO2) that were deposited on a molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) film through atomic layer deposition by using high-resolution X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The uniformity and continuity of the MoS2 films were inspected by physical characterizations. The roughness of MoS2 film deposited by chemical vapor deposition was evaluated using atomic force microscopy. Moreover, cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy images confirmed that all high-κ dielectrics were uniformly and continuously deposited on the MoS2 film, leading to superior high-κ dielectric-MoS2 stacks. An abrupt interface between the high-κ dielectrics and MoS2 film was also observed. Finally, the valance and conduction band offsets between the Al2O3, HfO2, ZrO2, and TiO2 and the MoS2 film interface were measured to be 3.14, 1.81, 1.56, and 0.18 eV and 2.36, 1.77, 1.88, and 1.68 eV, respectively. Our study demonstrated the direct deposition of numerous commonly used high-κ dielectrics on top of a MoS2 film. This top-down scheme is very useful for applying two-dimensional materials to complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect-transistor circuits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)N46-N50
JournalECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 2018


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