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Title: Multiple parameter dynamic photoresponse microscopy for data-intensive optoelectronic measurements of van der Waals heterostructures

Abstract

Quantum devices made from van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures of two dimensional (2D) materials may herald a new frontier in designer materials that exhibit novel electronic properties and unusual electronic phases. However, due to the complexity of layered atomic structures and the physics that emerges, experimental realization of devices with tailored physical properties will require comprehensive measurements across a large domain of material and device parameters. Such multi-parameter measurements require new strategies that combine data-intensive techniques—often applied in astronomy and high energy physics—with the experimental tools of solid state physics and materials science. We discuss the challenges of comprehensive experimental science and present a technique, called Multi-Parameter Dynamic Photoresponse Microscopy (MPDPM), which utilizes ultrafast lasers, diffraction limited scanning beam optics, and hardware automation to characterize the photoresponse of 2D heterostructures in a time efficient manner. Using comprehensive methods on vdW heterostructures results in large and complicated data sets; in the case of MPDPM, we measure a large set of images requiring advanced image analysis to extract the underlying physics. We discuss how to approach such data sets in general and in the specific case of a graphene–boron nitride–graphite heterostructure photocell.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States); Canadian Inst. for Advanced Research, Toronto, ON (Canada)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Spins and Heat in Nanoscale Electronic Systems (SHINES); Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1566661
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012670
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; phonons; thermal conductivity; thermoelectric; spin dynamics; spintronics

Citation Formats

Arp, Trevor B., and Gabor, Nathaniel M. Multiple parameter dynamic photoresponse microscopy for data-intensive optoelectronic measurements of van der Waals heterostructures. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5085007.
Arp, Trevor B., & Gabor, Nathaniel M. Multiple parameter dynamic photoresponse microscopy for data-intensive optoelectronic measurements of van der Waals heterostructures. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5085007.
Arp, Trevor B., and Gabor, Nathaniel M. Thu . "Multiple parameter dynamic photoresponse microscopy for data-intensive optoelectronic measurements of van der Waals heterostructures". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5085007. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1566661.
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abstractNote = {Quantum devices made from van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures of two dimensional (2D) materials may herald a new frontier in designer materials that exhibit novel electronic properties and unusual electronic phases. However, due to the complexity of layered atomic structures and the physics that emerges, experimental realization of devices with tailored physical properties will require comprehensive measurements across a large domain of material and device parameters. Such multi-parameter measurements require new strategies that combine data-intensive techniques—often applied in astronomy and high energy physics—with the experimental tools of solid state physics and materials science. We discuss the challenges of comprehensive experimental science and present a technique, called Multi-Parameter Dynamic Photoresponse Microscopy (MPDPM), which utilizes ultrafast lasers, diffraction limited scanning beam optics, and hardware automation to characterize the photoresponse of 2D heterostructures in a time efficient manner. Using comprehensive methods on vdW heterostructures results in large and complicated data sets; in the case of MPDPM, we measure a large set of images requiring advanced image analysis to extract the underlying physics. We discuss how to approach such data sets in general and in the specific case of a graphene–boron nitride–graphite heterostructure photocell.},
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place = {United States},
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