A next-generation electronics and optoelectronics materials: WSe2, a semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenides

  • By Leena Aggarwal
  • 12 March 2018

Recently in the Journal of ACS Nano, R. M. Feenstra, S. K. Fullerton and colleagues have demonstrated the device-ready synthetic tungsten diselenide (WSe2) via metal−organic chemical vapor deposition. This work is a breakthrough in the knowledge for vapor phase epitaxy of epitaxial 2D films on sapphire or other insulating, crystalline substrates. Further, these findings guide and stimulate research interests in synthesis and transport of 2D epitaxial layers for electronic applications.