Scalable Van der Waals Two-Dimensional PtTe2Layers Integrated onto Silicon for Efficient Near-to-Mid Infrared Photodetection

Mashiyat Sumaiya Shawkat, Shihab Bin Hafiz, Molla Manjurul Islam, Sohrab Alex Mofid, Mohammad M. Al Mahfuz, Aritra Biswas, Hee Suk Chung, Emmanuel Okogbue, Tae Jun Ko, Debashis Chanda, Tania Roy, Dong Kyun Ko, Yeonwoong Jung

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In recent years, there has been increasing interest in leveraging two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals (vdW) crystals for infrared (IR) photodetection, exploiting their unusual optoelectrical properties. Some 2D vdW materials with small band gap energies such as graphene and black phosphorus have been explored as stand-alone IR responsive layers in photodetectors. However, the devices incorporating these IR-sensitive 2D layers often exhibited poor performances owing to their preparation issues such as limited scalability and air instability. Herein, we explored wafer-scale 2D platinum ditelluride (PtTe2) layers for near-to-mid IR photodetection by directly growing them onto silicon (Si) wafers. 2D PtTe2/Si heterojunctions exhibited wavelength- and intensity-dependent high photocurrents in a spectral range of μ1-7 μm, significantly outperforming stand-alone 2D PtTe2 layers. The observed superiority is attributed to their excellent Schottky junction characteristics accompanying suppressed carrier recombination as well as optical absorbance competition between 2D PtTe2 layers and Si. The direct and scalable growth of 2D PtTe2 layers was further extended to demonstrate mechanically flexible IR photodetectors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15542-15550
Number of pages9
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number13
StatePublished - Apr 7 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


  • 2D PtTe
  • 2D TMD layer
  • IR detection
  • photodetector
  • vdW crystal


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