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Title: Scalable Fabrication of Molybdenum Disulfide Nanostructures and their Assembly
Abstract

Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is a multifunctional material that can be used for various applications. In the single‐crystalline form, MoS2shows superior electronic properties. It is also an exceptionally useful nanomaterial in its polycrystalline form with applications in catalysis, energy storage, water treatment, and gas sensing. Here, the scalable fabrication of longitudinal MoS2nanostructures, i.e., nanoribbons, and their oxide hybrids with tunable dimensions in a rational and well‐reproducible fashion, is reported. The nanoribbons, obtained at different reaction stages, that is, MoO3, MoS2/MoO2hybrid, and MoS2, are fully characterized. The growth method presented herein has a high yield and is particularly robust. The MoS2nanoribbons can readily be removed from its substrate and dispersed in solution. It is shown that functionalized MoS2nanoribbons can be manipulated in solution and assembled in controlled patterns and directly on microelectrodes with UV‐click‐chemistry. Owing to the high chemical purity and polycrystalline nature, the MoS2nanostructures demonstrate rapid optoelectronic response to wavelengths from 450 to 750 nm, and successfully remove mercury contaminants from water. The scalable fabrication and manipulation followed by light‐directed assembly of MoS2nanoribbons, and their unique properties, will be inspiring for device fabrication and applications of the transition metal dichalcogenides.

 
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Award ID(s):
1710922 1563382 1930649
NSF-PAR ID:
10455040
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Publisher / Repository:
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials
Volume:
32
Issue:
43
ISSN:
0935-9648
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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