We have performed the density functional theory calculations on heterostructure (HS) of MoS2 and MoB2 monolayers. The aim of this study is to assess the influence of MoB2 on electron transport of adjacent MoS2 layer. In present investigation we predict that the electronic properties of MoS2 monolayer is influenced by 4d-states of Mo in MoB2 monolayer. Whereas, the B atoms of MoB2 and S atoms of MoS2 exhibit overlapping of intermediate atomic orbitals thereby collectively construct the interfacial electronic structure observed to be metallic in nature. From charge density calculations, we have also determine that the charge transfer is taking place at the interface via B-2p and S-3p states. The bonds at the interface are found to be metallic which is also confirmed by adsorption analysis. Thermoelectric performance of this HS is found be in good agreement with available literature. Low Seebeck coefficient and high electrical conductivity further confirms the existence of metallic state of the HS.
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2018|
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The authors are thankful to University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi for providing the financial support.
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