Electronic states of sulfur vacancies formed on a MoS2 surface

Nagisa Kodama*, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Yuji Okawa, Tohru Tsuruoka, Christian Joachim, Masakazu Aono


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Sulfur vacancies formed on a MoS2 surface have been predicted to have electronic states at the Fermi level, and to work as conductive atomic scale structures. We made sulfur vacancies on a MoS2 surface by removing sulfur atoms using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) induced field evaporation, and measured the current-voltage (I/V) characteristics of the vacancies. The I/V curve measured at the vacancies showed a linear increase at a zero bias region, indicating the existence of electronic states at the Fermi level. On the other hand, the I/V curve measured at a clean surface showed a gap of about 1 eV around the Fermi level, as was expected from the theoretical calculation. We also successfully carried out manipulation of Au nanoislands, which will be used as nanopads to be connected to a sulfur vacancy chain.

ジャーナルJapanese journal of applied physics
8 PART 4
出版ステータスPublished - 2010 8月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 工学(全般)
  • 物理学および天文学(全般)


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