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Recent advances in MoS2 nanostructured materials for energy and environmental applications - A review

Theerthagiri, J and Senthil, R A and Senthilkumar, B and Polu, Anji Reddy and Madhavan, J and Ashokkumar, Muthupandian (2017) Recent advances in MoS2 nanostructured materials for energy and environmental applications - A review. In: JOURNAL OF SOLID STATE CHEMISTRY, 252 . pp. 43-71.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jssc.2017.04.041

Abstract

Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a layered transition metal dichalcogenide with an analogous structure to graphene, has attracted enormous attention worldwide owing to its use in a variety of applications such as energy storage, energy conversion, environmental remediation and sensors. MoS2 and graphene have almost similar functional properties such as high charge carrier transport, high wear resistance and good mechanical strength and friction. However, MoS2 is advantageous over graphene due to its low-cost, abundancy, tailorable morphologies and tuneable band gap with good visible light absorption properties. In this review, we have focussed mainly on recent advances in MoS2 nanostructured materials for the applications in the broad area of energy and environment. Special attention has been paid to their applications in dye-sensitized solar cells, supercapacitor, Li-ion battery, hydrogen evolution reaction, photocatalysis for the degradation of organic pollutants, chemical/bio sensors and gas sensors. Finally, the challenges to design MoS2 nanostructures suitable for energy and environmental applications are also highlighted.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
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Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 04:13
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 04:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57351

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