A chemical vapor-deposited monolayer MoS2 crystal was crossed with an electro-spun PEDOT-PSS nano-ribbon under ambient conditions. The current–voltage (I–V) curve measured across the hetero-junction was nonlinear and asymmetric, similar to a diode. Under thermal equilibrium, electrons flowed from the MoS2 conduction band into the PEDOT-PSS LUMO level. This occurred via band bending that established a constant Fermi level across the interface. Consequently, a potential barrier was formed that restricted the current. Under normal operation in air, the diode turn-on voltage was 0.1 V and the rectification ratio at ± 1 V was 20. The thermionic emission Schottky junction model was employed for data analysis. The ideality factor was 1.9, and height of the barrier was 0.18 eV. The easy fabrication, low turn-on voltage and high rectification ratio could make this diode useful in cheap, low-power-consumption signal rectifiers.
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