The photocurrent conversions of transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets are unprecedentedly impressive, making them great candidates for visible range photodetectors. Here we demonstrate a method for fabricating micron-thick, flexible films consisting of a variety of highly separated transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets for excellent band-selective photodetection. Our method is based on the non-destructive modification of transition metal dichalcogenide sheets with amine-terminated polymers. The universal interaction between amine and transition metal resulted in scalable, stable and high concentration dispersions of a single to a few layers of numerous transition metal dichalcogenides. Our MoSe 2 and MoS 2 composites are highly photoconductive even at bending radii as low as 200 μm on illumination of near infrared and visible light, respectively. More interestingly, simple solution mixing of MoSe 2 and MoS 2 gives rise to blended composite films in which the photodetection properties were controllable. The MoS 2 /MoSe 2 (5:5) film showed broad range photodetection suitable for both visible and near infrared spectra.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Physics and Astronomy(all)