## Intrinsic carrier mobility of multi-layered MoS$_2$ field-effect transistors on SiO$_2$    [PDF]

N. R. Pradhan, D. Rhodes, Q. Zhang, S. Talapatra, M. Terrones, P. M. Ajayan, L. Balicas
By fabricating and characterizing multi-layered MoS$_2$-based field-effect transistors (FETs) in a four terminal configuration, we demonstrate that the two terminal-configurations tend to underestimate the carrier mobility $\mu$ due to the Schottky barriers at the contacts. For a back-gated two-terminal configuration we observe mobilities as high as 125 cm$^2$V$^{-1}$s$^{-1}$ which is considerably smaller than 306.5 cm$^2$V$^{-1}$s$^{-1}$ as extracted from the same device when using a four-terminal configuration. This indicates that the intrinsic mobility of MoS$_2$ on SiO$_2$ is significantly larger than the values previously reported, and provides a quantitative method to evaluate the charge transport through the contacts.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1301.2813