Journal article

Effects of plasma-treatment on the electrical and optoelectronic properties of layered black phosphorus

Sruthi Kuriakose, Taimur Ahmed, Sivacarendran Balendhran, Gavin E Collis, Vipul Bansal, Igor Aharonovich, Sharath Sriram, Madhu Bhaskaran, Sumeet Walia

Applied Materials Today | ELSEVIER | Published : 2018


Exfoliated few-layer black-phosphorus (BP) has been explored for a variety of electrical and optoelectronic applications. Plasma-assisted thinning of BP has emerged as an exciting pathway to achieve BP crystals of desired thickness. However, to fully realise the true potential of plasma-assisted thinning of BP and other emerging 2D materials, it is critical to understand the effects of different plasma environments on the electrical and optoelectronic properties of the resultant material. Here, we investigate the influence of Ar and O plasma on the electrical and optoelectronic properties of plasma-treated BP flakes. It is revealed that by manipulating the environment under which BP is expo..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Funding Acknowledgements

S.K. and T.A. contributed equally. The authors acknowledge support from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for personnel and project support via DE150100909 (S.B.), FT140101285 (V.B.), DP170103477 (V.B.), DE160100023 (M.B.), DP140100170 (M.B.), and equipment funding through LE0882246, LE0989615, and LE150100001.