New Guide Available: Molybdenum Disulfide

Posted on Fri, Dec 21, 2018

Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is an inorganic compound that is made up of molybdenum and sulfur. Oxygen and dilute acids do not have any effect on it, as it is a fairly unreactive compound. It is a member of the group of materials called 'Transition metal dichalcogenides' (TMDCs). A key characteristic shared amongst TMDCs in their bulk crystal form is that they have weak interlayer bonds (known as 'van der Waals').

Following on from the soaring interest around graphene, MoS2 has also been garnering a lot of interest from researchers due the fascinating electrical, optical, and mechanical properties held by its monolayers. Monolayer MoS2 also has several advantages over graphene, as it has a direct bandgap (graphene has an indirect bandgap).

To learn more about the properties and applications of Molybdenum Disulfide, you can read our latest guide: Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2): Theory & Applications

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