Applied Physics A

, 125:765 | Cite as

Negative photoconductivity observed in polycrystalline monolayer molybdenum disulfide prepared by chemical vapor deposition

  • Xuling Xiao
  • Jun LiEmail author
  • Jie Wu
  • Donglin Lu
  • Chao TangEmail author


In this paper, the negative photoconductivity (NPC) was observed in molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) prepared by chemical vapor deposition. The conductivity drops by 15% in stable light excitation. We speculate that the generation of NPC is due to the electronic transition to the defect state level, which reduces the rate of movement of non-equilibrium carrier. In the low-defect system, free excitons predominate, and the material exhibits positive photoconductivity. It is beneficial to the research on a new single-wavelength photodetector based on NPC.



This work was financially supported by the Scientific Research Found of Hunan Provincial Education Department (no. 17K086).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Micro-Nano Energy Materials and Devices and Faculty of Physics and Optoelectronic EngineeringXiangtan UniversityHunanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Laboratory for Quantum Engineering and Micro-Nano Energy TechnologyXiangtan UniversityHunanPeople’s Republic of China

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