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Chin. Phys. B, 2021, Vol. 30(9): 097203    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ac11d2

Strain-dependent resistance and giant gauge factor in monolayer WSe2

Mao-Sen Qin(秦茂森), Xing-Guo Ye(叶兴国), Peng-Fei Zhu(朱鹏飞), Wen-Zheng Xu(徐文正), Jing Liang(梁晶), Kaihui Liu(刘开辉), and Zhi-Min Liao(廖志敏)
State Key Laboratory for Mesoscopic Physics and Frontiers Science Center for Nano-optoelectronics, School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Abstract  We report the strong dependence of resistance on uniaxial strain in monolayer WSe2 at various temperatures, where the gauge factor can reach as large as 2400. The observation of strain-dependent resistance and giant gauge factor is attributed to the emergence of nonzero Berry curvature dipole. Upon increasing strain, Berry curvature dipole can generate net orbital magnetization, which would introduce additional magnetic scattering, decreasing the mobility and thus conductivity. Our work demonstrates the strain engineering of Berry curvature and thus the transport properties, making monolayer WSe2 potential for application in the highly sensitive strain sensors and high-performance flexible electronics.
Keywords:  strain engineering      van der Waals materials      symmetry breaking      orbital magnetization      Berry curvature  
Received:  19 June 2021      Revised:  28 June 2021      Accepted manuscript online:  07 July 2021
PACS:  72.20.Fr (Low-field transport and mobility; piezoresistance)  
  72.15.Qm (Scattering mechanisms and Kondo effect)  
  73.63.-b (Electronic transport in nanoscale materials and structures)  
  75.25.Dk (Orbital, charge, and other orders, including coupling of these orders)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2018YFA0703703) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 91964201, 61825401, and 11774004).
Corresponding Authors:  Zhi-Min Liao     E-mail:

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Mao-Sen Qin(秦茂森), Xing-Guo Ye(叶兴国), Peng-Fei Zhu(朱鹏飞), Wen-Zheng Xu(徐文正), Jing Liang(梁晶), Kaihui Liu(刘开辉), and Zhi-Min Liao(廖志敏) Strain-dependent resistance and giant gauge factor in monolayer WSe2 2021 Chin. Phys. B 30 097203

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