Novel structured transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets

Xiao Zhang, Zhuangchai Lai, Qinglang Ma, Hua Zhang

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Ultrathin two-dimensional (2D) layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have attracted considerable attention owing to their unique properties and great potential in a wide range of applications. Great efforts have been devoted to the preparation of novel-structured TMD nanosheets by engineering their intrinsic structures at the atomic scale. Until now, a lot of new-structured TMD nanosheets, such as vacancy-containing TMDs, heteroatom-doped TMDs, TMD alloys, 1T′/1T phase and in-plane TMD crystal-phase heterostructures, TMD heterostructures and Janus TMD nanosheets, have been prepared. These materials exhibit unique properties and hold great promise in various applications, including electronics/optoelectronics, thermoelectrics, catalysis, energy storage and conversion and biomedicine. This review focuses on the most recent important discoveries in the preparation, characterization and application of these new-structured ultrathin 2D layered TMDs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3301-3338
Number of pages38
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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