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Meng Li, Na Liu, Pan Li, Jialin Shi, Guangyong Li, Ning Xi, Yuechao Wang, Lianqing Liu
Transition metal dichalcogenides, particularly MoS2, have recently received enormous interest in explorations of the physics and technology of nanodevice applications because of their excellent optical and electronic properties. Although monolayer MoS2 has been extensively investigated for various possible applications, its difficulty of fabrication renders it less appealing than multilayer MoS2. Moreover, multilayer MoS2, with its inherent high electronic/photonic state densities, has higher output driving capabilities and can better satisfy the ever-increasing demand for versatile devices...
February 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Sajid Ali Ansari, Moo Hwan Cho
The design of heterojunctions for efficient electrochemical energy storage and environmental remediation are promising for future energy and environment applications. In this study, a molybdenum disulfide-graphitic carbon nitride (MoS2-g-C3N4) heterojunction was designed by applying simple mechanochemistry, which can be scaled up for mass production. The physical-chemical and photophysical properties of the as-prepared MoS2-g-C3N4 heterojunction were analyzed using a range of characterization techniques. The supercapacitance performance was determined by electrochemical half-cell measurements, and visible light-induced photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic performance was studied using photocurrent and model organic pollutant degradation experiments...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
Eungjin Ahn, Byeong-Su Kim
Hybrid electrodes are widely used in various energy storage and conversion devices. However, conventional fabrication methods like simple mixing allow only limited control over the internal electrode structure, and it is often difficult to elucidate the structure-property relationship among the electrode components. Taking advantage of the versatile layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly method, herein we report the preparation of electrocatalytic thin film electrodes for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER), highlighting the importance of nanoscale composition in multidimensional hybrid electrodes...
February 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Rou Jun Toh, Zdeněk Sofer, Jan Luxa, David Sedmidubský, Martin Pumera
Herein, we compare the bulk, 2H and 3R phases of two most prevalent TMD materials: MoS2 and WS2. The 3R phase outperforms its 2H phase counterpart in hydrogen evolution reaction catalysis and is even comparable with the exfoliated, 1T phase in the case of MoS2.
February 27, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Xiaodan Su, Jin Wang, Junjie Zhang, Lihui Yuwen, Qi Zhang, Meng Dang, Jun Tao, Xiaobo Ma, Shouju Wang, Zhaogang Teng
Sandwich-like molybdenum sulfide/mesoporous organosilica nanosheets (denoted as MoS2@MOS) have been prepared for the first time via direct growth of ethane-bridged mesostructured organosilica on MoS2 nanosheets by using cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as structure directing agent. The obtained MoS2@MOS nanosheets possess well-defined sandwich-like structure, high surface area (∼920cm(2)/g), uniform pore size (∼4.2nm), large pore volume (∼1.41cm(3)g(-1)). In vitro cytotoxicity assessments demonstrate that the MoS2@MOS nanosheets have excellent biocompatibility...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Dehua Xiong, Qingqing Zhang, Wei Li, Junjie Li, Xiuli Fu, M F Cerqueira, Pedro Alpuim, Lifeng Liu
Ultrafine molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) nanocrystals are grown on a porous cobalt (Co) foam current collector by atomic layer deposition (ALD) using molybdenum hexacarbonyl and hydrogen sulfide as precursors. When used to catalyze the oxygen evolution reaction (OER), the optimal Co@MoS2 electrode, even with a MoS2 loading as small as 0.06 mg cm(-2), exhibits a large cathodic shift of ca. 200 mV in the onset potential (the potential at which the current density is 5 mA cm(-2)), a low overpotential of only 270 mV to attain an anodic current density of 10 mA cm(-2), much smaller charge transfer resistance and substantially improved long-term stability at both low and high current densities, with respect to the bare Co foam electrode, showing substantial promise for use as an efficient, low-cost and durable anode in water electrolyzers...
February 23, 2017: Nanoscale
Ying Xie, Bo Zhang, Shuxian Wang, Dong Wang, Aizhu Wang, Zeyan Wang, Haohai Yu, Huaijin Zhang, Yanxue Chen, Mingwen Zhao, Baibiao Huang, Liangmo Mei, Jiyang Wang
Photodetectors with excellent detecting properties over a broad spectral range have advantages for the application in many optoelectronic devices. Introducing imperfections to the atomic lattices in semiconductors is a significant way for tuning the bandgap and achieving broadband response, but the imperfection may renovate their intrinsic properties far from the desire. Here, by controlling the deviation from the perfection of the atomic lattice, ultrabroadband multilayer MoS2 photodetectors are originally designed and realized with the detection range over 2000 nm from 445 nm (blue) to 2717 nm (mid-infrared)...
February 23, 2017: Advanced Materials
Shinya Ariyasu, Jing Mu, Xiao Zhang, Ying Huang, Edwin K L Yeow, Hua Zhang, Bengang Xing
In comparison to conventional tumor treatment methods, photothermal therapy (PTT) is one of the innovative therapeutic strategies that employs light to produce the localized heat for targeted ablation of cancer cells. Among various kinds of heat generation nanomaterials, transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets, especially-molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) have recently been investigated as one of the promising PTT candidates because of their strong absorbance in the near-infrared (NIR) tissue transparency window and excellent photothermal conversion capability...
February 23, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
Dake Hu, Guanchen Xu, Lei Xing, Xingxu Yan, Jingyi Wang, Jingying Zheng, Zhixing Lu, Peng Wang, Xiaoqing Pan, Liying Jiao
Developing controlled approaches for synthesizing high-quality two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors is essential for their practical applications in novel electronics. The application of chemical vapor transport (CVT), an old single-crystal growth technique, has been extended from growing 3D crystals to synthesizing 2D atomic layers by tuning the growth kinetics. Both single crystalline individual flakes and continuous films of 1 L MoS2 were successfully obtained with CVT approach at low growth temperatures of 300-600 °C...
February 21, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
Zheng Duan, Danyang Liu, Guang Zhang, Qingwei Li, Changhong Liu, Shoushan Fan
Thermal rectification occurring at interfaces is an important research area, which contains deep fundamental physics and has extensive application prospects. In general, the measurement of interfacial thermal rectification is based on measuring interfacial thermal resistance (ITR). However, ITRs measured via conventional methods cannot avoid extra thermal resistance asymmetry due to the contact between the sample and the thermometer. In this study, we employed a non-contact infrared thermal imager to monitor the temperature of super-aligned carbon nanotube (CNT) films and obtain the ITRs between the CNT films and copper...
February 20, 2017: Nanoscale
Bin Qu, Yue Sun, Lianlian Liu, Chunyan Li, Changjian Yu, Xitian Zhang, Yujin Chen
Coupling ultrasmall Fe2O3 particles (~4.0 nm) with the MoS2 nanosheets is achieved by a facile method for high-performance anode material for Li-ion battery. MoS2 nanosheets in the composite can serve as scaffolds, efficiently buffering the large volume change of Fe2O3 during charge/discharge process, whereas the ultrasmall Fe2O3 nanoparticles mainly provide the specific capacity. Due to bigger surface area and larger pore volume as well as strong coupling between Fe2O3 particles and MoS2 nanosheets, the composite exhibits superior electrochemical properties to MoS2, Fe2O3 and the physical mixture Fe2O3+MoS2...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
Xiaoqiang Liu, Xiaohe Huo, Peipei Liu, Yunfei Tang, Jun Xu, Huangxian Ju
In this work, an ultrasensitive immunosensing scaffold was structured with TiO2 nanowire (TiNW) arrays modified with molybdenum (Mo) and MoS2 flakes by a triplex "etching, doping and deposition" technique. The triply modification of TiNW arrays improved their electron transfer, and the decoration of MoS2 flakes on TiNW arrays increased both the conductivity and the specific surface area of TiNW. Accordingly, the triply modified TiNW arrays provided a biocompatible microenviroment for the biomolecules and high specific surface area to load big amount of biomolecules...
February 14, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Frank Ceballos, Ming-Gang Ju, Samuel D Lane, Xiao Cheng Zeng, Hui Zhao
Two dimensional materials, such as graphene and monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides, allow the fabrication of multilayer structures without lattice matching restriction. A central issue in developing such artificial materials is to understand and control the interlayer electron transfer process, which plays a key role in harvesting their emergent properties. Recent photoluminescence and transient absorption measurements revealed that the electron transfer in hetero-bilayers occurs on ultrafast time scales...
February 17, 2017: Nano Letters
Corrine A Kumar, Arjun Saha, Krishnan Raghavachari
Transition metal sulfides (TMS) are being investigated with increased frequency because of their ability to efficiently catalyze the hydrogen evolution reaction. We have studied the trimetallic TMS cluster ions, Mo3S4(-), W3S4(-), and W3S3(-), and probed their efficiency for bond activation and hydrogen evolution from water. These clusters have geometries that are related to the edge sites on bulk MoS2 surfaces that are known to play a role in hydrogen evolution. Using density functional theory, the electronic structures of these clusters and their chemical reactivity with water have been investigated...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
Mengjiao Li, Junyong Wang, Peng Zhang, Qinglin Deng, Jinzhong Zhang, Kai Jiang, Zhigao Hu, Junhao Chu
The enhanced light-harvesting capacity and effective separation of photogenerated carriers in fantastic hierarchical heterostructures enjoy striking attention for potential applications in the field of solar cells and photocatalysis. A three-dimensional (3D) dandelion-shaped hierarchical Bi2S3 microsphere compactly decorated with wing-shaped few layered MoS2 lamella (D-BM) was fabricated via a facile hydrothermal self-assembly process. Especially, polyethylene glycol (PEG) has been proven as the vital template to form D-BM microsphere...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
R B Pujari, A C Lokhande, A R Shelke, J H Kim, C D Lokhande
Low temperature soft chemical synthesis approach is employed towards MoS2 thin film preparation on cost effective stainless steel substrate. 3-D semispherical nano-grain composed surface texture of MoS2 film is observed through FE-SEM technique. Electrochemical supercapacitor performance of MoS2 film is tested from cyclic voltammetry (CV) and galvanostatic charge discharge (GCD) techniques in 1M aqueous Na2SO4 electrolyte. Specific capacitance (Cs) of 180Fg(-1) with CV cycling stability of 82% for 1000 cycles is achieved...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Jin Jia, Weijia Zhou, Guixiang Li, Linjing Yang, Zhaoqian Wei, Lindie Cao, Yisheng Wu, Kai Zhou, Shaowei Chen
Electrochemical H2 generation from H2O has been focused on the exploration for non-noble-metal as well as earth-rich based catalysts. In our practical work, we put forward a simple cost-efficient fabrication process to prepare massively Mo sheets via the controlled equilibrium between sublimation of MoO3 and reduction of H2. The obtained Mo sheets as Mo source and template synthesize porous MoP sheets, which exhibit notable activity to the hydrogen evolution reaction with a low onset potential of -88 mV vs...
February 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Xing Juan Chua, Martin Pumera
MoS2 has been investigated intensively in the field of catalysis for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) in particular. Much effort has been made by various research teams worldwide to look into the specific catalyst design such as nano-structuring, defect engineering or hybrid structures. But what evades us is the fundamental preparation method for the dispersion of powdered MoS2. Individual research teams with their best practices might be subjective and not validated by extensive experimental results. In this report, we find that the overpotential for the catalysis of HER varies from 0...
February 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Tae In Kim, Buki Kwon, Jonghee Yoon, Ick-Joon Park, Gyeong Sook Bang, YongKeun Park, Yeon-Soo Seo, Sung-Yool Choi
Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, such as graphene-based materials and transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) nanosheets, are promising materials for biomedical applications owing to their remarkable cytocompatibility and physicochemical properties. On the basis of their potent antibacterial properties, 2D materials have potential as antibacterial films, wherein the 2D nanosheets are immobilized on the surface and the bacteria may contact with the basal planes of 2D nanosheets dominantly rather than contact with the sharp edges of nanosheets...
February 27, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Fenghua Zheng, Qichang Pan, Chenghao Yang, Xunhui Xiong, Xing Ou, Renzong Hu, Yu Chen, Meilin Liu
Sodium ion batteries (SIBs) have been regarded as a prime candidate for large-scale energy storage, and developing high performance anode material is one of the main challenges for advanced SIBs. Here, novel structured Sn-MoS2-C@C microspheres, in which Sn nanoparticles are evenly embedded in MoS2 nanosheets and a thin carbon film is homogenously engineered over the microspheres, have been fabricated by the hydrothermal method. The Sn-MoS2-C@C microspheres demonstrate an excellent Na-storage performance as an anode of SIBs, deliver a high reversible charge capacity (580...
February 15, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
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