Fully Inkjet-Printed, Mechanically Flexible MoS 2 Nanosheet Photodetectors

Jung Woo Ted Seo, Jian Zhu, Vinod K. Sangwan, Ethan B. Secor, Shay G. Wallace, Mark C. Hersam*

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Solution-processed two-dimensional materials offer a scalable route toward next-generation printed devices. In this report, we demonstrate fully inkjet-printed photodetectors using molybdenum disulfide (MoS 2 ) nanosheets as the active material and graphene as the electrodes. Percolating films of semiconducting MoS 2 with high electrical conductivity are achieved with an ethyl cellulose-based ink formulation. Two classes of photodetectors are fabricated, including thermally annealed devices on glass with fast photoresponse of 150 μs and photonically annealed devices on flexible polyimide with high photoresponsivity exceeding 50 mA/W. The photonically annealed photodetector also reduces the curing time to milliseconds and maintains functionality over 500 bending cycles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5675-5681
Number of pages7
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 13 2019


  • optoelectronics
  • photonic annealing
  • printed electronics
  • solution processing
  • transition metal dichalcogenide
  • two-dimensional materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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