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Precursor determined lateral size control of monolayer MoS2 nanosheets from a series of alkylammonium thiomolybdates: A reversal of trend between growth media

Abstract

The growth of ligand-free MoS2 nanosheets with mean lateral sizes below 5 nm at 270 °C is reported. Nanosheets grown from a melt of tetraalkylammonium tetrathiomolybdates, [R4N]2[MoS4] (R = n-butyl, n-hexyl or n-octyl) vary in width between mean lateral sizes of 4.35 and 2.1 nm. Inclusion of the precursors into a polymer matrix shows the opposite trend in lateral dimensions with sheet widths ranging from 3.5 to 4.8 nm.

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The article was received on 02 Mar 2017, accepted on 18 May 2017 and first published on 18 May 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01641G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Precursor determined lateral size control of monolayer MoS2 nanosheets from a series of alkylammonium thiomolybdates: A reversal of trend between growth media

    J. Brent, P. D. McNaughter and P. O'Brien, Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01641G

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