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Making van der Waals Heterostructures Assembly Accessible to Everyone

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National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow 101000, Russia
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Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny 141701, Russia
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P.N. Lebedev Institute of the RAS, Moscow 119991, Russia
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Nanomaterials 2020, 10(11), 2305; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10112305
Received: 10 November 2020 / Revised: 17 November 2020 / Accepted: 19 November 2020 / Published: 21 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 2D Materials and Their Heterostructures and Superlattices)
Van-der Waals heterostructures assembled from one or few atomic layer thickness crystals are becoming increasingly more popular in condensed matter physics. These structures are assembled using transfer machines, those are based on mask aligners, probe stations or are home-made. For many laboratories it is vital to build a simple, convenient and universal transfer machine. In this paper we discuss the guiding principles for the design of such a machine, review the existing machines and demonstrate our own construction, that is powerful and fast-in-operation. All components of this machine are extremely cheap and can be easily purchased using common online retail services. Moreover, assembling a heterostructure out of exfoliated commercially available hexagonal boron nitride and tungsten diselenide crystals with a pick-up technique and using the microphotolumenescence spectra, we show well-resolved exciton and trion lines, as a results of disorder suppression in WSe2 monolayer. Our results thus show that technology of the two-dimensional materials and heterostructures becomes accessible to anyone. View Full-Text
Keywords: 2D materials; dry transfer; van der waals heterostructures; home-made setup; transition metal dichalcogenides; photoluminescence 2D materials; dry transfer; van der waals heterostructures; home-made setup; transition metal dichalcogenides; photoluminescence
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Martanov, S.G.; Zhurbina, N.K.; Pugachev, M.V.; Duleba, A.I.; Akmaev, M.A.; Belykh, V.V.; Kuntsevich, A.Y. Making van der Waals Heterostructures Assembly Accessible to Everyone. Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 2305. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10112305

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Martanov SG, Zhurbina NK, Pugachev MV, Duleba AI, Akmaev MA, Belykh VV, Kuntsevich AY. Making van der Waals Heterostructures Assembly Accessible to Everyone. Nanomaterials. 2020; 10(11):2305. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10112305

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Martanov, Sergey G., Natalia K. Zhurbina, Mikhail V. Pugachev, Aliaksandr I. Duleba, Mark A. Akmaev, Vasilii V. Belykh, and Aleksandr Y. Kuntsevich 2020. "Making van der Waals Heterostructures Assembly Accessible to Everyone" Nanomaterials 10, no. 11: 2305. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10112305

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