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|Title:||The chemistry of two-dimensional layered transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets|
|Citation:||Chhowalla, M., Shin, H.S., Eda, G., Li, L.-J., Loh, K.P., Zhang, H. (2013-04). The chemistry of two-dimensional layered transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets. Nature Chemistry 5 (4) : 263-275. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.1589|
|Abstract:||Ultrathin two-dimensional nanosheets of layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are fundamentally and technologically intriguing. In contrast to the graphene sheet, they are chemically versatile. Mono- or few-layered TMDs-obtained either through exfoliation of bulk materials or bottom-up syntheses-are direct-gap semiconductors whose bandgap energy, as well as carrier type (n- or p-type), varies between compounds depending on their composition, structure and dimensionality. In this Review, we describe how the tunable electronic structure of TMDs makes them attractive for a variety of applications. They have been investigated as chemically active electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution and hydrosulfurization, as well as electrically active materials in opto-electronics. Their morphologies and properties are also useful for energy storage applications such as electrodes for Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors. © 2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Nature Chemistry|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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