On the synthesis of morphology-controlled transition metal dichalcogenides via chemical vapor deposition for electrochemical hydrogen generation

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On the synthesis of morphology-controlled transition metal dichalcogenides via chemical vapor deposition for electrochemical hydrogen generation. / Sharma, Rahul; Sahoo, Krishna Rani; Rastogi, Pankaj Kumar; Biroju, Ravi K.; Theis, Wolfgang; Narayanan, Tharangattu N.

In: Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters, Vol. 13, No. 12, 1900257, 12.2019, p. 1-10.

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title = "On the synthesis of morphology-controlled transition metal dichalcogenides via chemical vapor deposition for electrochemical hydrogen generation",
abstract = "Shape-engineered atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) crystals are highly intriguing systems with regard to both fundamental and applied science. Herein, a chemical vapor deposition-assisted generalized synthesis strategy for the triangular- and dendritic-shaped TMDs and their ternary alloys is proposed, and the TMD structures' potential for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) applications is demonstrated. The alloy formation is confirmed via micro-Raman and photoluminescence studies and further verified using transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The HER activities of MoS 2 and MoSe 2 triangles are compared with those of their dendritic structures, and an enormous improvement in terms of overpotential and current density is observed for the dendritic structures. A further enhancement of the HER activity is observed in MoS 2(1−x)Se 2x triangular and dendritic structures, with dendritic MoS 2(1−x)Se 2x providing the best activity. The demonstrated nonequilibrium growth technique opens new avenues for the synthesis of morphology-controlled, large area, complex, and atomically thin TMD structures, which can have unprecedented properties, such as the enormous catalytic activity, tunable luminescence, etc., as presented in this article. ",
keywords = "atomically thin alloys, chemical vapor deposition, dendritic structures, hydrogen evolution, transition metal dichalcogenides",
author = "Rahul Sharma and Sahoo, {Krishna Rani} and Rastogi, {Pankaj Kumar} and Biroju, {Ravi K.} and Wolfgang Theis and Narayanan, {Tharangattu N.}",
year = "2019",
month = dec,
doi = "10.1002/pssr.201900257",
language = "English",
volume = "13",
pages = "1--10",
journal = "Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letters",
issn = "1862-6254",
publisher = "Wiley-VCH Verlag",
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AU - Theis, Wolfgang

AU - Narayanan, Tharangattu N.

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N2 - Shape-engineered atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) crystals are highly intriguing systems with regard to both fundamental and applied science. Herein, a chemical vapor deposition-assisted generalized synthesis strategy for the triangular- and dendritic-shaped TMDs and their ternary alloys is proposed, and the TMD structures' potential for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) applications is demonstrated. The alloy formation is confirmed via micro-Raman and photoluminescence studies and further verified using transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The HER activities of MoS 2 and MoSe 2 triangles are compared with those of their dendritic structures, and an enormous improvement in terms of overpotential and current density is observed for the dendritic structures. A further enhancement of the HER activity is observed in MoS 2(1−x)Se 2x triangular and dendritic structures, with dendritic MoS 2(1−x)Se 2x providing the best activity. The demonstrated nonequilibrium growth technique opens new avenues for the synthesis of morphology-controlled, large area, complex, and atomically thin TMD structures, which can have unprecedented properties, such as the enormous catalytic activity, tunable luminescence, etc., as presented in this article.

AB - Shape-engineered atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) crystals are highly intriguing systems with regard to both fundamental and applied science. Herein, a chemical vapor deposition-assisted generalized synthesis strategy for the triangular- and dendritic-shaped TMDs and their ternary alloys is proposed, and the TMD structures' potential for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) applications is demonstrated. The alloy formation is confirmed via micro-Raman and photoluminescence studies and further verified using transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The HER activities of MoS 2 and MoSe 2 triangles are compared with those of their dendritic structures, and an enormous improvement in terms of overpotential and current density is observed for the dendritic structures. A further enhancement of the HER activity is observed in MoS 2(1−x)Se 2x triangular and dendritic structures, with dendritic MoS 2(1−x)Se 2x providing the best activity. The demonstrated nonequilibrium growth technique opens new avenues for the synthesis of morphology-controlled, large area, complex, and atomically thin TMD structures, which can have unprecedented properties, such as the enormous catalytic activity, tunable luminescence, etc., as presented in this article.

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