Sequential bottom-up and top-down processing for the synthesis of transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets: the case of rhenium disulfide (ReS2).

@article{AlDulaimi2016SequentialBA,
  title={Sequential bottom-up and top-down processing for the synthesis of transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets: the case of rhenium disulfide (ReS2).},
  author={Naktal Al-Dulaimi and Edward T. Lewis and David J Lewis and Simon K Howell and Sarah J Haigh and Paul O'Brien},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2016},
  volume={52 50},
  pages={7878-81}
}
Bottom-up (aerosol-assisted chemical vapor deposition, AACVD) and top-down (liquid phase exfoliation, LPE) processing methodologies are used in tandem to produce colloids of few-layer thick rhenium disulfide (ReS2) in N-methyl pyrrolidone. The processing route we use is a potentially robust and scalable pathway to manufacture useful 2D materials.