Dattatray Late

Dattatray Late

Physical and Materials Chemistry Division

About Me

We work on "Advanced Functional Nanomaterials for device fabrication and its applications such as Transistor, gas sensor, photodetector, field emission etc." Most of recent research on layered chalcogenides is understandably focused on single atomic layers. However, it is unclear if single layer units are the most ideal structures for enhanced gas-solid interactions. To probe this issue further, we have prepared large area MoS2 sheets ranging from single to multiple layers on 300 nm SiO2/Si substrates using micromechanical exfoliation method. The thickness and layering of the sheets were identified by optical microscope invoking recently reported specific optical color contrast, and further confirmed by AFM and Raman spectroscopy. The MoS2 transistors with different thicknesses were assessed for gas sensing performances with exposure to NO2, NH3 and humidity in different conditions such as gate bias and light irradiation. The results show that compared to the single-layer counterpart, transistors of few MoS2 layers exhibit excellent sensitivity, recovery and ability to be manipulated by gate bias and green light.

Professional Experience

  • PhD Materials Science
  • DST Postdoctoral Fellow on Nanoscience & Technology at JNCASR, 2008-2010.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, USA 2010-2012.
  • Asst. Prof. AcSIR 

Selected Publications

Research Interest

  • Physical Chemistry

Contact Details

Physical & Materials Chemistry Division
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (NCL)
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, 
Pune-411008, Pashan, 
Maharashtra State, India
Office Location: Main building Room No. 111
E-mail: dj.late@ncl.res.in