Recently, combinations of 2D van der Waals (2D vdW) materials and organic materials have attracted attention because they facilitate the formation of various heterojunctions with excellent interface quality owing to the absence of dangling bonds on their surface. In this work, a double negative differential resistance (D-NDR) characteristic of a hybrid 2D vdW/organic tunneling device consisting of a hafnium disulfide/pentacene heterojunction and a 3D pentacene resistor is reported. This D-NDR phenomenon is achieved by precisely controlling an NDR peak voltage with the pentacene resistor and then integrating two distinct NDR devices in parallel. Then, the operation of a controllable-gain amplifier configured with the D-NDR device and an n-channel transistor is demonstrated using the Cadence Spectre simulation platform. The proposed D-NDR device technology based on a hybrid 2D vdW/organic heterostructure provides a scientific foundation for various circuit applications that require the NDR phenomenon.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
K.‐S.J. and K.H. contributed equally to this work. This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program, Basic Research Lab Program, and Nano‐Material Technology Development Program through National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grants funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (Grant Nos. 2020R1A4A2002806, 2019M3F3A1A01074451, 2018R1A2A2A05020475, and 2016M3A7B4910426), and the Future Semiconductor Device Technology Development Program (10067739) funded by Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), and Korea Semiconductor Research Consortium (KSRC).
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