Large-Scale Exfoliation of Inorganic Layered Compounds in Aqueous Surfactant Solutions (pages 3944–3948)
Ronan J. Smith, Paul J. King, Mustafa Lotya, Christian Wirtz, Umar Khan, Sukanta De, Arlene O'Neill, Georg S. Duesberg, Jaime C. Grunlan, Gregory Moriarty, Jun Chen, Jiazhao Wang, Andrew I. Minett, Valeria Nicolosi and Jonathan N. Coleman
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201102584
A method to exfoliate MoS2 in large quantities in surfactant-water solutions is described. The layered material tends to be exfoliated as dispersions of thin, relatively defect-free flakes with lateral sizes of hundreds of nanometers. This method can be extended to a range of other layered compounds. The dispersed flakes can be mixed with nanotubes or graphene to greate functional hybrid materials.