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Two-Dimensional Nanosheets Produced By Liquid Exfoliation Of Layered Materials

J. Coleman, Mustafa Lotya, A. O'Neill, S. D. Bergin, P. King, U. Khan, K. Young, A. Gaucher, Sukanta De, R. Smith, I. Shvets, S. Arora, George Stanton, H. Kim, K. Lee, G. T. Kim, G. Duesberg, T. Hallam, J. Boland, J. Wang, J. Donegan, J. Grunlan, G. Moriarty, A. Shmeliov, R. J. Nicholls, J. M. Perkins, E. Grieveson, K. Theuwissen, D. McComb, P. Nellist, V. Nicolosi
Published 2011 · Medicine, Materials Science

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Layered transition metal dichalcogenides, such as tungsten disulfide, are exfoliated into atomically thin flakes. If they could be easily exfoliated, layered materials would become a diverse source of two-dimensional crystals whose properties would be useful in applications ranging from electronics to energy storage. We show that layered compounds such as MoS2, WS2, MoSe2, MoTe2, TaSe2, NbSe2, NiTe2, BN, and Bi2Te3 can be efficiently dispersed in common solvents and can be deposited as individual flakes or formed into films. Electron microscopy strongly suggests that the material is exfoliated into individual layers. By blending this material with suspensions of other nanomaterials or polymer solutions, we can prepare hybrid dispersions or composites, which can be cast into films. We show that WS2 and MoS2 effectively reinforce polymers, whereas WS2/carbon nanotube hybrid films have high conductivity, leading to promising thermoelectric properties.
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