Centre de Recherche sur les Nanomateriaux et l'Énergie
Publication du Pr. Mohamed Siaj dans Nano Letters
Mercredi 04 Mars 2015
Catégories : Recherches / Actualités / Informations

Le groupe de recherche du Professeur Mohamed Siaj a publié dans Nano Letters in article intitulé "Space-Charge Limited Transport un Large-Area Monolayer Hexagonal Boron Nitride"

Space-Charge Limited Transport in Large-Area Monolayer Hexagonal Boron Nitride

Résumé : Hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) is a wide-gap material that has attracted significant attention as an ideal dielectric substrate for 2D crystal heterostructures. We report here the first observation of in-plane charge transport in large-area monolayer hBN, grown by chemical vapor deposition. The quadratic scaling of current with voltage at high bias corresponds to a space-charge limited conduction mechanism, with a room-temperature mobility reaching up to 0.01 cm2/(V s) at electric fields up to 100 kV/cm in the absence of dielectric breakdown. The observation of in-plane charge transport highlights the semiconducting nature of monolayer hBN, and identifies hBN as a wide-gap 2D crystal capable of supporting charge transport at high field. Future exploration of charge transport in hBN is motivated by the fundamental study of UV optoelectronics and the massive Dirac fermion spectrum of hBN.

Mot clés : hexagonal boron nitride; monolayer; in-plane charge transport; chemical vapor deposition

Source : Nano Lett., Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/nl504197c