Surface Conductance Measurements on a MoS2 Surface Using a UHV-Nanoprobe System

  • R. ThamankarEmail author
  • O. A. Neucheva
  • T. L. Yap
  • C. Joachim
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Atom and Single Molecule Machines book series (AASMM)


We present detailed information about the first experiments performed on the A*STAR UHV-Nanoprobe system in Singapore. As a model system, naturally occurring MoS2 surface was considered for those measurements. This surface is interesting as it is easy to prepare and shows a surface band gap of about 1.3 eV close to that of a Si(100)H surface. Two tip surface I–V measurements were performed by varying the inter-tip distance down to 100 nm. A transition from nonlinear to linear I–V characteristics are seen when the 2 tip separation is below 1 μm.


UHV-Nanoprobe Scanning electron microscope (SEM) Conductivity MoS2 Molecular electronics 



The authors wish to thank the A*STAR VIP “Atom Technology” project under project no. 1021100972 and the European AtMol Integrated Project funding under the contract no. 270028.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Thamankar
    • 1
    Email author
  • O. A. Neucheva
    • 1
  • T. L. Yap
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • C. Joachim
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.IMRE, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.CEMES and MANA Satellite, CNRSToulouse CedexFrance
  3. 3.GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore Pte LtdSingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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