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Issue 4, 2016
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Two-dimensional layered nanomaterials for gas-sensing applications

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Owing to the unique thickness dependent physical and chemical properties, two-dimensional (2D) layered nanomaterials have received tremendous attention and shown great potential in the fabrication of high-performance electronic/optoelectronic devices. Notably, the implication of 2D nanomaterials in the gas-sensing field has also drawn considerable attention but few related review studies have been reported. This critical review mainly focuses on the current progress of 2D layered nanomaterials in gas-sensing applications. Firstly, we describe the basic attributes of 2D layered nanostructures and discuss the fundamentals of their gas-sensing applications. Secondly, we have numerated recent gas-sensing studies on typical 2D layered nanomaterials, including graphene, MoS2, MoSe2, WS2, SnS2, black phosphorus, and others. Particularly, the optimized strategies for improving their gas-sensing performances are also discussed here. Finally, we conclude this review with some perspectives and the outlook on future advances in this field.

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14 Nov 2015
12 Jan 2016
First published
13 Jan 2016

Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016,3, 433-451
Article type
Review Article

Two-dimensional layered nanomaterials for gas-sensing applications

W. Yang, L. Gan, H. Li and T. Zhai, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016, 3, 433
DOI: 10.1039/C5QI00251F

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