Diatom Frustules as a Biomineralised Scaffold for the Growth of Molybdenum Disulfide Nanosheets

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  • External authors:
  • Edward Lewis
  • Aleksander Tedstone
  • Georgia Kime
  • Simon Hammersley
  • Paul O'Brien


We report the use of diatom frustules as scaffolds for the growth of molybdenum disulfide nanosheets. The frustules were impregnated with a single source molecular precursor complex which is converted to MoS2 by solventless thermolysis. Randomly oriented few-layer thick MoS2 nanosheets are found to coat both the exterior surface and internal pores of the scaffold.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5582–5586
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number16
StatePublished - 2 Aug 2016

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