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Tunable large-area phase reversion in chemical vapor deposited few-layer MoTe2 films

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Abstract

Crystal phase-engineering of two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) shows remarkable potential for various electronic, optoelectronic and catalytic applications. Here, a few-layer 1T′–2H MoTe2 lateral homo-junction has been obtained by using a facile chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method. In this CVD growth process, the in-plane phase evolution of the MoTe2 film can be dynamically controlled via tuning the contact between the film and Te vapor. Moreover, a local large-scale reversible phase transition of MoTe2 film through heat treatment in a hydrogen atmosphere is reported. During this heat treatment, two types of phase transition from 1T′ to 2H are observed at 500 °C and 750 °C respectively. The mechanism of this reversible phase transition is analysed by first principles calculations. The fabricated 1T′–2H–1T′ homojunction devices demonstrate that the hole mobility of 2H-MoTe2 is comparable with the exfoliated samples. This work in dynamic phase control of MoTe2 provides a pathway to exploring structural transformation of 2D materials and manufacturing novel phase-change electronic devices.

Graphical abstract: Tunable large-area phase reversion in chemical vapor deposited few-layer MoTe2 films

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The article was received on 16 Jun 2019, accepted on 06 Aug 2019 and first published on 08 Aug 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9TC03216A
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, Advance Article

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    Tunable large-area phase reversion in chemical vapor deposited few-layer MoTe2 films

    X. Zhu, A. Li, D. Wu, P. Zhu, H. Xiang, S. Liu, J. Sun, F. Ouyang, Y. Zhou and X. Xiong, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9TC03216A

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