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Nano Research

Article Title

Scalable salt-templated directed synthesis of high-quality MoS2 nanosheets powders towards energetic and environmental applications

Authors

Lijie Zhu, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Pengfei Yang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Yahuan Huan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Shuangyuan Pan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Zhaoqian Zhang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Fangfang Cui, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Yuping Shi, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Shaolong Jiang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Chunyu Xie, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Min Hong, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Jiatian Fu, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Jingyi Hu, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Yanfeng Zhang, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

Keywords

mass production, salt-templated, molybdenum disulfide, chemical vapor deposition, green transfer

Abstract

Two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) have emerged as perfect platforms for developing applications in nano-electronics, catalysis, energy storage and environmental-related fields due to their superior properties. However, the low-cost, batch production of high-quality 2D TMDCs remains a huge challenge with the existing synthetic strategies. Herein, we present a scalable chemical vapor deposition (CVD) approach for the batch production of high-quality MoS2 nanosheet powders, by using naturally abundant, water-soluble and recyclable NaCl crystal powders as templates. The high-quality MoS2 nanosheets powders are achieved by a facile water dissolution-filtration process, by virtue of the excellent dispersibility of the as-grown products in water. The internal mechanism for the scalable synthesis strategy is explored. The applications of the MoS2 nanosheets powders are also demonstrated as catalysts or adsorbents in hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and organic dyes adsorption, respectively. This work should hereby pave ways for the mass production and application of powdery TMDCs in energetic and environmental related fields.

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Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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