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New Nanosheets Findings from Utsunomiya University Outlined

June 27, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Researchers detail new data in Nanosheets. According to news reporting from Utsunomiya, Japan, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) nanosheets have attracted attention as novel inorganic materials. Aiming to enhance their availability, we targeted the large-scale synthesis of TMD solid-solution nanosheets by liquid-phase exfoliation."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Utsunomiya University, "To prepare the nanosheets, bulk polycrystalline Mo1-xWxS2 was sonicated in dimethyl sulfoxide. Transmission electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy showed that few-layer nanosheets were formed. UV-VIS spectroscopy showed that the band structure could be continuously tuned."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Compared with mechanical cleaving, our exfoliation method facilitates larger-scale production of nanosheets and should be useful for a wide range of applications, such as thin films and composite materials."

For more information on this research see: Liquid-phase exfoliation of ultrathin layered transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets composed of solid-solution Mo1-xWxS2. Physica Status Solidi A-Applications and Materials Science, 2014;211(4):901-904. Physica Status Solidi A-Applications and Materials Science can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany (see also Nanosheets).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting K. Funaki, Utsunomiya Univ, Grad Sch Engn, Dept. of Mat & Environm Chem, Utsunomiya, Tochigi 3218585, Japan. Additional authors for this research include K. Tezuka and Y.J. Shan.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Japan, Utsunomiya, Nanosheets, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies

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