Two-dimensional nanosheets produced by liquid exfoliation of layered materials

Jonathan N. Coleman, Mustafa Lotya, Arlene O'Neill, Shane D. Bergin, Paul J. King, Umar Khan, Karen Young, Alexandre Gaucher, Sukanta De, Ronan J. Smith, Igor V. Shvets, Sunil K. Arora, George Stanton, Hye Young Kim, Kangho Lee, Gyu-Tae Kim, Georg S. Duesberg, Toby Hallam, John J. Boland, Jing Jing WangJohn F. Donegan, Jaime C. Grunlan, Gregory Moriarty, Aleksey Shmeliov, Rebecca J. Nicholls, James M. Perkins, Eleanor M. Grieveson, Koenraad Theuwissen, David W. McComb, Peter D. Nellist, Valeria Nicolosi

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If they could be easily exfoliated, layered materials would become a diverse source of two-dimensional crystals whose properties would be useful in applications ranging from electronics to energy storage. We show that layered compounds such as MoS2, WS2, MoSe2, MoTe 2, TaSe2, NbSe2, NiTe2, BN, and Bi2Te3 can be efficiently dispersed in common solvents and can be deposited as individual flakes or formed into films. Electron microscopy strongly suggests that the material is exfoliated into individual layers. By blending this material with suspensions of other nanomaterials or polymer solutions, we can prepare hybrid dispersions or composites, which can be cast into films. We show that WS2 and MoS2 effectively reinforce polymers, whereas WS2/carbon nanotube hybrid films have high conductivity, leading to promising thermoelectric properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-571
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume331
Issue number6017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb 4

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Coleman, J. N., Lotya, M., O'Neill, A., Bergin, S. D., King, P. J., Khan, U., ... Nicolosi, V. (2011). Two-dimensional nanosheets produced by liquid exfoliation of layered materials. Science, 331(6017), 568-571. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1194975

Two-dimensional nanosheets produced by liquid exfoliation of layered materials. / Coleman, Jonathan N.; Lotya, Mustafa; O'Neill, Arlene; Bergin, Shane D.; King, Paul J.; Khan, Umar; Young, Karen; Gaucher, Alexandre; De, Sukanta; Smith, Ronan J.; Shvets, Igor V.; Arora, Sunil K.; Stanton, George; Kim, Hye Young; Lee, Kangho; Kim, Gyu-Tae; Duesberg, Georg S.; Hallam, Toby; Boland, John J.; Wang, Jing Jing; Donegan, John F.; Grunlan, Jaime C.; Moriarty, Gregory; Shmeliov, Aleksey; Nicholls, Rebecca J.; Perkins, James M.; Grieveson, Eleanor M.; Theuwissen, Koenraad; McComb, David W.; Nellist, Peter D.; Nicolosi, Valeria.

In: Science, Vol. 331, No. 6017, 04.02.2011, p. 568-571.

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Coleman, JN, Lotya, M, O'Neill, A, Bergin, SD, King, PJ, Khan, U, Young, K, Gaucher, A, De, S, Smith, RJ, Shvets, IV, Arora, SK, Stanton, G, Kim, HY, Lee, K, Kim, G-T, Duesberg, GS, Hallam, T, Boland, JJ, Wang, JJ, Donegan, JF, Grunlan, JC, Moriarty, G, Shmeliov, A, Nicholls, RJ, Perkins, JM, Grieveson, EM, Theuwissen, K, McComb, DW, Nellist, PD & Nicolosi, V 2011, 'Two-dimensional nanosheets produced by liquid exfoliation of layered materials', Science, vol. 331, no. 6017, pp. 568-571. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1194975
Coleman JN, Lotya M, O'Neill A, Bergin SD, King PJ, Khan U et al. Two-dimensional nanosheets produced by liquid exfoliation of layered materials. Science. 2011 Feb 4;331(6017):568-571. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1194975
Coleman, Jonathan N. ; Lotya, Mustafa ; O'Neill, Arlene ; Bergin, Shane D. ; King, Paul J. ; Khan, Umar ; Young, Karen ; Gaucher, Alexandre ; De, Sukanta ; Smith, Ronan J. ; Shvets, Igor V. ; Arora, Sunil K. ; Stanton, George ; Kim, Hye Young ; Lee, Kangho ; Kim, Gyu-Tae ; Duesberg, Georg S. ; Hallam, Toby ; Boland, John J. ; Wang, Jing Jing ; Donegan, John F. ; Grunlan, Jaime C. ; Moriarty, Gregory ; Shmeliov, Aleksey ; Nicholls, Rebecca J. ; Perkins, James M. ; Grieveson, Eleanor M. ; Theuwissen, Koenraad ; McComb, David W. ; Nellist, Peter D. ; Nicolosi, Valeria. / Two-dimensional nanosheets produced by liquid exfoliation of layered materials. In: Science. 2011 ; Vol. 331, No. 6017. pp. 568-571.
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