Mott variable-range hopping transport in a MoS2 nanoflake

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Abstract

The transport characteristics of a disordered, multilayered MoS2 nanoflake in the insulator regime are studied by electrical and magnetotransport measurements. The MoS2 nanoflake is exfoliated from a bulk MoS2 crystal and the conductance G and magnetoresistance are measured in a four-probe setup over a wide range of temperatures. At high temperatures, we observe that lnG exhibits a -T-1 temperature dependence and the transport in the nanoflake dominantly arises from thermal activation. At low temperatures, where the transport in the nanoflake dominantly takes place via variable-range hopping (VRH) processes, we observe that lnG exhibits a -T-1/3 temperature dependence, an evidence for the two-dimensional (2D) Mott VRH transport. Furthermore, we observe that the measured low-field magnetoresistance of the nanoflake in the insulator regime exhibits a quadratic magnetic field dependence ∼ αB2 with α ∼ T-1, fully consistent with the 2D Mott VRH transport in the nanoflake.

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Authors
  • Jianhong Xue
  • Shaoyun Huang
  • Ji Yin Wang
  • H. Q. Xu
Organisations
External organisations
  • Peking University
  • Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences
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  • Nano Technology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17885-17890
Number of pages6
JournalRSC Advances
Volume9
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes