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Issue 24, 2014
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Layered transition metal dichalcogenides for electrochemical energy generation and storage

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Abstract

Layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) (MoS2, MoSe2, WS2, WSe2, etc.) are a chemically diverse class of compounds having band gaps from 0 to ∼2 eV and remarkable electrochemical properties. The band gaps and electrochemical properties of TMDs can be tuned by exchanging the transition metal or chalcogenide elements. After a brief description of the most commonly followed synthetic routes to prepare TMDs, we wish to highlight in this review the diverse electrochemical applications of MoS2, a representative and well-studied TMD, which range from its use as catalysts in hydrogen evolution reactions to its adoption in supercapacitors, batteries, solar cells, and hydrogen storage.

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Submitted
07 Feb 2014
Accepted
04 Mar 2014
First published
08 Apr 2014

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 8981-8987
Article type
Feature Article
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Layered transition metal dichalcogenides for electrochemical energy generation and storage

M. Pumera, Z. Sofer and A. Ambrosi, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 8981
DOI: 10.1039/C4TA00652F

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