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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2017, Article ID 2565703, 6 pages
Research Article

Modulation of Optical and Electrical Characteristics by Laterally Stretching DNAs on CVD-Grown Monolayers of MoS2

Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon 440-746, Republic of Korea

Correspondence should be addressed to Jeongyong Kim; ude.ukks@mik.j

Received 16 November 2016; Revised 22 February 2017; Accepted 9 March 2017; Published 19 March 2017

Academic Editor: Yu-Lun Chueh

Copyright © 2017 Guru P. Neupane et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Monolayer MoS2 (1L-MoS2) is an ideal platform to examine and manipulate two dimensionally confined exciton complexes, which provides a large variety of modulating the optical and electrical properties of 1L-MoS2. Extensive studies of external doping and hybridization exhibit the possibilities of engineering the optical and electrical performance of 1L-MoS2. However, biomodifications of 1L-MoS2 and the characterization and applications of such hybrid structures are rarely reported. In this paper, we present a bio-MoS2 hybrid structure fabricated by laterally stretching strands of DNAs on CVD-grown 1L-MoS2. We observed a strong modification of photoluminescence and Raman spectra with reduced PL intensity and red-shift of PL peak and Raman peaks, which were attributed to electron doping by the DNAs and the presence of tensile strain in 1L-MoS2. Moreover, we observed a significant enhancement of electric mobility in the DNA/1L-MoS2 hybrid compared to that in the pristine 1L-MoS2, which may have been caused by the induced strain in 1L-MoS2.