Conference paper

Subban Structure and Ballistic Conductance of a Molybdenum Disulfide Nanoribbon in Topological 1T’ Phase: A k.p Study

V. Sverdlov, A.-M. El-Sayed, S. Selberherr (Tech. Univ. Wien, Austria)

We evaluate the subband structure in a narrow nanoribbon of 1T’ molybdenum disulfide by employing an effective k∙p Hamiltonian. Highly conductive topologically protected edge states whose energies lie within the bulk band gap are investigated. Due to the interaction of the edge modes located at the opposite edges, a small gap in their linear spectrum opens in a narrow nanoribbon. This gap is shown to sharply increase with the perpendicular out-of-plane electric field, in contrast to the behavior in a wide nanoribbon. The gaps between the electron and hole bulk subbands also increase with the electric field. The increase of the gaps between the subbands leads to a rapid decrease of the ballistic nanoribbon conductance and current with the gate voltage, which can be used for designing molybdenum disulfide nanoribbon-based current switches. .

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Receipt of papers:

March 13th, 2020

Notification of acceptance:

May 18th, 2020

Registration opening:

May 20th, 2020

Final paper versions:

June 5th, 2020