WSe2 (Tungsten Diselenide)

WSe2 Tungsten Diselenide WSe2 is a semiconductor with an indirect band gap of ~1.3 eV, monolayer WSe2 has a direct band gap. The layers are stacked together via van der Waals interactions and can be exfoliated into thin 2D layers. Tungsten Diselenide belongs to the group-VI transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDC). To buy WSe2 crystals please click here.

The WSe2 crystals produced at HQ Graphene have a typical lateral size of ~0.8-1 cm, are hexagonal shaped and have a metallic appearance. We produce both n-type and p-type WSe2, having typical charge carrier densities of ~1015cm-3 at room temperature. A selection of peer review publications on the WSe2 we sell can be found below.

WSe2 crystal properties
Crystal size ~10 mm
Electrical properties Semiconductor, p-type (we also have n-type available)
Crystal structure hexagonal
Unit cell parameters a = b = 0.328 nm, c = 1.298 nm, α = β = 90°, γ = 120°
Monolayer properties Link to C2DB containing calculated properties
Type Synthetic
Purity >99.995 %
Characterized by XRD, Raman, EDX, Hall measurement
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The single crystal WSe2 is characterized using:

XRD: single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction (D8 Venture Bruker and D8 Advance Bruker)
EDX: Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy for stoichiometric analysis
Raman: 785 nm Raman system
Hall measurement: Extraction of charge carrier density and doping in the Van der Pauw geometry.

Raman, XRD and EDX on WSe2:

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X-ray diffraction on a WSe2 single crystal aligned along the (001) plane. XRD was performed at room temperature using a D8 Venture Bruker. The 5 XRD peaks correspond, from left to right, to (00l) with l = 2, 4, 6, 8, 10

Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) of a single crystal WSe2. X-ray diffraction was performed at room temperature using a D8 Venture Bruker.

Stoichiometric analysis of a single crystal WSe2 by Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX).

Raman spectrum of a single crystal WSe2. Measurement was performed with a 785 nm Raman system at room temperature.

HQ Graphene Wiki on:

WSe2 (Tungsten Diselenide)

1. Shin, Y.S., et al. "Li Intercalation Effects on Interface Resistances of High‐Speed and Low‐Power WSe2 Field‐Effect Transistors." Advanced Functional Materials 30.45 (2020): 2003688.

2. Wang, Z., et al. "Broadband photodetector based on ReS2/graphene/WSe2 heterostructure." Nanotechnology 32.46 (2021): 465201.

3. Fülöp, B., et al. "Boosting proximity spin-orbit coupling in graphene/WSe2 heterostructures via hydrostatic pressure." npj 2D Materials and Applications 5.1 (2021): 82.

4. Cho, C., et al. "Highly strain-tunable interlayer excitons in MoS2/WSe2 heterobilayers." Nano letters 21.9 (2021): 3956-3964.


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