A universal approach for the synthesis of two-dimensional binary compounds

Abhay Shivayogimath, Joachim Dahl Thomsen, David M. A. Mackenzie, Mathias Geisler, Raluca-Maria Stan, Ann Julie Holt, Marco Bianchi, Andrea Crovetto, Patrick R. Whelan, Alexandra Carvalho, Antonio H. Castro Neto, Philip Hofmann, Nicolas Stenger, Peter Bøggild, Timothy J. Booth*

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Abstract

Only a few of the vast range of potential two-dimensional materials (2D) have been isolated or synthesised to date. Typically, 2D materials are discovered by mechanically exfoliating naturally occurring bulk crystals to produce atomically thin layers, after which a material-specific vapour synthesis method must be developed to grow interesting candidates in a scalable manner. Here we show a general approach for synthesising thin layers of two-dimensional binary compounds. We apply the method to obtain high quality, epitaxial MoS2 films, and extend the principle to the synthesis of a wide range of other materials-both well-known and never-before isolated-including transition metal sulphides, selenides, tellurides, and nitrides. This approach greatly simplifies the synthesis of currently known materials, and provides a general framework for synthesising both predicted and unexpected new 2D compounds.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2957
JournalNature Communications
Volume10
Issue number1
Number of pages7
ISSN2041-1723
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Shivayogimath, Abhay ; Thomsen, Joachim Dahl ; Mackenzie, David M. A. ; Geisler, Mathias ; Stan, Raluca-Maria ; Holt, Ann Julie ; Bianchi, Marco ; Crovetto, Andrea ; Whelan, Patrick R. ; Carvalho, Alexandra ; Neto, Antonio H. Castro ; Hofmann, Philip ; Stenger, Nicolas ; Bøggild, Peter ; Booth, Timothy J. / A universal approach for the synthesis of two-dimensional binary compounds. In: Nature Communications. 2019 ; Vol. 10, No. 1.
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Shivayogimath, A, Thomsen, JD, Mackenzie, DMA, Geisler, M, Stan, R-M, Holt, AJ, Bianchi, M, Crovetto, A, Whelan, PR, Carvalho, A, Neto, AHC, Hofmann, P, Stenger, N, Bøggild, P & Booth, TJ 2019, 'A universal approach for the synthesis of two-dimensional binary compounds', Nature Communications, vol. 10, no. 1, 2957. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11075-2

A universal approach for the synthesis of two-dimensional binary compounds. / Shivayogimath, Abhay; Thomsen, Joachim Dahl; Mackenzie, David M. A.; Geisler, Mathias; Stan, Raluca-Maria; Holt, Ann Julie; Bianchi, Marco; Crovetto, Andrea; Whelan, Patrick R.; Carvalho, Alexandra; Neto, Antonio H. Castro; Hofmann, Philip; Stenger, Nicolas; Bøggild, Peter; Booth, Timothy J.

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