Recent advances in plasma modification of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides
Two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) materials have recently attracted strong interest because of their tantalising prospects for a broad range of applications including electronics, optoelectronics, and energy storage. Unlike bulk materials, device performance of atomically-thin 2D materials is determined by the interface, thickness and defects. Plasma processing is very effective for diverse modifications of nanoscale 2D TMDCs materials, owing to its uniquely controllable, effective processes and energy efficiency. Herein, we criticaly discuss selected recent advances in plasma modification of 2D TMDCs materials and their optical, electronic (including optoelectronic) properties of relevance to applications in hydrogen production, gas sensing and energy storage devices. Challenges and future research opportunities in the relevant research field are presented. This review contributes to directing future advances of plasma processing of TMDCs materials for targeted applications.
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