Bandgap engineering of rippled MoS2 monolayer under external electric field Academic Article uri icon


  • In this letter we propose a universal strategy combining external electric field with the ripple of membrane to tune the bandgap of semiconducting atomic monolayer. By first-principles calculations we show that the bandgap of rippled MoS2 monolayer can be tuned in a large range by vertical external electric field, which is expected to have little effect on MoS2 monolayer. This phenomenon can be explained from charge redistribution under external electric field by a simple model. This may open an avenue of optimizing monolayer MoS2 for electronic and optoelectronic applications by surface patterning. 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

published proceedings

  • Applied Physics Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Qi, J., Li, X., Qian, X., & Feng, J. i.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013 11:11 AM