Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Transition Metal-Doped Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

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Research into layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), most notably those of molybdenum and tungsten disulfides, has become extensive, involving fields as diverse as optoelectronics, spintronics, energy storage, lubrication, and catalysis. The modification of TMDCs by transition metal doping can improve their performance in such applications and hence extend their potential for technological applications. This review concerns the synthetic strategies that have been used to incorporate transition metals into TMDCs and the applications of the resultant materials and relevant computational studies on the predicted properties of the doped materials.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1965–1974
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016