Electron velocity saturation and intervalley transfer in monolayer MoS2

D. K. Ferry

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Monolayer MoS2 is a material with a rich history and that is being suggested for many applications in electronics, including novel electron devices. Recent experiments has shown that it has a saturation velocity at high electric fields well below other electronic materials such as Si. This is a very important property that is crucial to high performance electron devices. Here, we study this property with ensemble Monte Carlo simulations of the electron transport. We find that the velocity at high electric fields is larger than the experiments, and does not show a saturation up to 100 kV cm-1. In addition, the transport at high fields is dominated by inter-valley transfer to the T valleys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number11LT01
JournalSemiconductor Science and Technology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Sep 27 2016


  • devices
  • electron transport
  • nanostructures
  • phonon scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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