Effects of p-type (Ag, Cu) dopant on the electronic, optical and photocatalytic properties of MoS2, and impact on Au/Mo100-x-yAgxCuyS2 performance

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Author(s)

  • M. Kamruzzaman
  • M. Rahman
  • R. Afrose
  • T. Khairul Anam
  • M. Nurul Huda Liton
  • M. Al-Helal
  • M. Khalilur Rahman Khan

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number158366
Journal / PublicationJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Volume863
Online published12 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2021

Abstract

MoS2 is an alternative of graphene due to its intriguing properties and it is necessary to modify the properties for achieving p-MoS2 and complementary device applications. Doping is one of the most prevalent techniques for modification of materials properties and fabricating p-MoS2. Herein, we report on Ag and Ag-Cu doped MoS2 investigated by theoretical and experimental studies. Detailed study of DFT highlights the confirmation of p-type MoS2. The band gap can be tuned from 1.21 to 0.51 eV (theoretically) and 1.92–1.30 eV (experimentally). The enhancement of absorption in the visible region attributed to Ag and Ag-Cu doping. The conduction band (CB) edge potential is smaller in negative than H+/H2 (0.0 eV) for undoped, Ag = 2.5% and Ag-Cu (Ag = 2.5, Cu = 10%) doped MoS2, hence the photogenerated electrons can weakly reduce H+ to produce H2. While the deeper valence band (VB) edge potential than O2/H2O (1.23 eV) confirms that the holes created upon photon absorption strongly shows the ability for water oxidation. However for other doping both potential edges are more positive which insights strong oxidative material. Interestingly, the theoretical calculation suggests that the CB edge potential should be upward shifting for enhancing the photocatalytic activity of MoS2. EDX and XPS measurements disclose the presence of Mo, S, Ag and Cu elements in the thin films. Furthermore, decreasing forward current and shifting threshold voltage (VT) toward higher voltage in (Ag, Cu) doped Au/Mo100-x-yAgxCuyS2 insights p-type MoS2. Therefore, these demonstrations could be extended its applications to be enable high-performance electronic and optoelectronic devices.

Research Area(s)

  • First principals, P-type doping, Photocatalytic, Schottky diode, Thin films

Citation Format(s)

Effects of p-type (Ag, Cu) dopant on the electronic, optical and photocatalytic properties of MoS2, and impact on Au/Mo100-x-yAgxCuyS2 performance. / Kamruzzaman, M.; Zapien, J. Antonio; Rahman, M.; Afrose, R.; Anam, T. Khairul; Liton, M. Nurul Huda; Al-Helal, M.; Khan, M. Khalilur Rahman.

In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 863, 158366, 15.05.2021.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review