In-Plane Anisotropic Properties of 1T′-MoS2 Layers

Gwang Hyeon Nam, Qiyuan He, Xingzhi Wang, Yifu Yu, Junze Chen, Kang Zhang, Zhenzhong Yang, Dianyi Hu, Zhuangchai Lai, Bing Li, Qihua Xiong, Qing Zhang, Lin Gu, Hua Zhang

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Crystal phases play a key role in determining the physicochemical properties of a material. To date, many phases of transition metal dichalcogenides have been discovered, such as octahedral (1T), distorted octahedral (1T′), and trigonal prismatic (2H) phases. Among these, the 1T′ phase offers unique properties and advantages in various applications. Moreover, the 1T′ phase consists of unique zigzag chains of the transition metals, giving rise to interesting in-plane anisotropic properties. Herein, the in-plane optical and electrical anisotropies of metastable 1T′-MoS2 layers are investigated by the angle-resolved Raman spectroscopy and electrical measurements, respectively. The deconvolution of J1 and J2 peaks in the angle-resolved Raman spectra is a key characteristic of high-quality 1T′-MoS2 crystal. Moreover, it is found that its electrocatalytic performance may be affected by the crystal orientation of anisotropic material due to the anisotropic charge transport.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1807764
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2019


  • anisotropy
  • distorted octahedrals
  • electrochemical microcells
  • metastable phases
  • transition metal dichalcogenides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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