New Guide Available: Molybdenum Disulfide

Posted on Fri, Dec 21, 2018 by Ashley Wong

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

Author: Ashley Wong

Hailing from a Psychology background, Ashley has an MSc in Organizational/Work Psychology from the Sheffield University Management School. Prior to joining Ossila, Ashley worked with two multi-national organizations, researching emotional labour in the life insurance industry. In 2017, she successfully led the process of writing & applying for a prestigious Institute of Physics Business Innovation Award, which resulted in Ossila winning its first-ever industrial award.