Single-step chemical vapour deposition of anti-pyramid MoS2/WS2 vertical heterostructures†
Van der Waals heterostructures are the fundamental building blocks of electronic and optoelectronic devices. Here we report that, through a single-step chemical vapour deposition (CVD) process, high-quality vertical bilayer MoS2/WS2 heterostructures with a grain size up to ∼60 μm can be synthesized from molten salt precursors, Na2MoO4 and Na2WO4. Instead of normal pyramid vertical heterostructures grown by CVD, this method synthesizes an anti-pyramid MoS2/WS2 structure, which is characterized by Raman, photoluminescence and second harmonic generation microscopy. Our facile CVD strategy for synthesizing anti-pyramid structures unveils a new synthesis route for the products of two-dimensional heterostructures and their devices for application.