Piezotronic effect in 1D van der Waals solid

Piezotronic effect in nanostructured piezoelectric semiconductors offers exciting opportunities. We report the first experimental exploration of piezotronic effect in 1D van der Waals solid of p-type tellurium nanobelt and systematically investigate the strain-gated charge carriers transport properties. The strain-induced polarization charges at the surfaces of Te nanobelt can modulate the electronic transport through the interfacial effect on the Schottky contacts and the volumetric effect on the conducting channel. The competing phenomenon between interfacial and volumetric effects has been studied for the first time in piezotronics.