Phase engineering of transition metal dichalcogenides.

  title={Phase engineering of transition metal dichalcogenides.},
  author={Damien Voiry and Aditya D. Mohite and Manish Chhowalla},
  journal={Chemical Society reviews},
  volume={44 9},
Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) represent a family of materials with versatile electronic, optical, and chemical properties. Most TMD bulk crystals are van der Waals solids with strong bonding within the plane but weak interlayer bonding. The individual layers can be readily isolated. Single layer TMDs possess intriguing properties that are ideal for both fundamental and technologically relevant research studies. We review the structure and phases of single and few layered TMDs. We also… 

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