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Novel structured transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets

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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.

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31 Jan 2018
First published
19 Apr 2018

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018,47, 3301-3338
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Review Article

Novel structured transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets

X. Zhang, Z. Lai, Q. Ma and H. Zhang, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018, 47, 3301
DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00094H

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