Phase Transition and Electronic Structure Investigation of MoS2-rGO Nanocomposite Decorated with AuNPs.

@article{GarciaBasabe2019PhaseTA,
  title={Phase Transition and Electronic Structure Investigation of MoS2-rGO Nanocomposite Decorated with AuNPs.},
  author={Yunier Garcia-Basabe and Gabriela F Peixoto and Daniel Grasseschi and Eric Cardona Romani and F. C. Vicentin and Cesar E. P. Villegas and Alexandre Reily Rocha and Dunieskys G. Larrude},
  journal={Nanotechnology},
  year={2019}
}
In this work a simple approach to transform MoS2 from its metallic (1T' to semiconductor 2H) character via gold nanoparticle surface decoration of a MoS2 graphene oxide (rGO) nanocomposite is proposed. The possible mechanism to this phase transformation was investigated using different spectroscopy techniques, and supported by density functional theory theoretical calculations. A mixture of the 1T'- and 2H-MoS2 phases was observed from the Raman and Mo 3d High Resolution X-ray photoelectron… 
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