Preparation of Single-Layer MoS2xSe2(1-x) and MoxW1-xS2 Nanosheets with High-Concentration Metallic 1T Phase

Chaoliang Tan, Wei Zhao, Apoorva Chaturvedi, Zhen Fei, Zhiyuan Zeng, Junze Chen, Ying Huang, Peter Ercius, Zhimin Luo, Xiaoying Qi, Bo Chen, Zhuangchai Lai, Bing Li, Xiao Zhang, Jian Yang, Yun Zong, Chuanhong Jin, Haimei Zheng, Christian Kloc, Hua Zhang

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The high-yield and scalable production of single-layer ternary transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets with ≈66% of metallic 1T phase, including MoS2xSe2(1-x) and MoxW1-xS2 is achieved via electrochemical Li-intercalation and the exfoliation method. Thin film MoS2xSe2(1-x) nanosheets drop-cast on a fluorine-doped tin oxide substrate are used as an efficient electrocatalyst on the counter electrode for the tri-iodide reduction in a dye-sensitized solar cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1866-1874
Number of pages9
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • dye-sensitized solar cells
  • electrocatalysts
  • electrode materials
  • metallic 1T phase
  • nanosheets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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