Synthesis of nanocomposite films based on conjugated oligomer-2D layered MoS2 as potential candidate for optoelectronic devices

F. Barakat, Mohamad S. AlSalhi*, Saradh Prasad, S. Alterary, S. Faraji, A. Laref

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In this investigation, we have analyzed the structural, electrical, and optical behaviors of pure and composite thin films which are obtained from 2D monolayer molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) flakes, conjugated oligomer (CO) 1,4-Bis(9-ethyl-3-carbazo-vinylene)-9,9-dihexyl-fluorene (BECV-DHF), and by combining CO (BECV-DHF) with MoS2 in forms of CO/MoS2 composites. All the samples are coated on SiO2/Si substrates using the spin coating procedure where a spin-coating solution has been obtained by dispersing CO and MoS2 in ethanol or toluene. The structural morphology of MoS2 films and CO/MoS2 films of various thicknesses are analyzed using field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and profilometer. These experimental results confirm the formation of MoS2 layer composite with oligomer nanocrystals. The optical properties of MoS2, CO, and CO/MoS2 films showed that the increased film thickness shifted the spectral peaks towards near infrared (NIR) and ultraviolet?visible (UV) regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Moreover, devices such as solar cells, flexible memory cell and MOSFET were designed. The I-V characteristics of these devices show that CO/MoS2 composite films could serve as potential candidates for organic-inorganic nano-electronic device applications. ? 2021 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of King Saud University. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (

Original languageEnglish
Article number101389
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of king saud university science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May-2021


  • Thin films
  • Molybdenum disulfide
  • Conjugated oligomer
  • Optical properties
  • Nanoelectronic devices

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