Two-Dimensional Nanosheets Produced by Liquid Exfoliation of Layered Materials

@article{Coleman2011TwoDimensionalNP,
  title={Two-Dimensional Nanosheets Produced by Liquid Exfoliation of Layered Materials},
  author={Jonathan N. Coleman and Mustafa Lotya and Arlene O’Neill and Shane D. Bergin and Paul J. King and Umar Saeed Khan and Karen Young and Alexandre Gaucher and Sukanta De and Ronan J. Smith and Igor V. Shvets and Sunil K. Arora and George Stanton and Hye-Young Kim and Kangho Lee and Gyu-Tae Kim and Georg S. Duesberg and Toby Hallam and John J. Boland and Jing Jing Wang and John F. Donegan and Jaime C. Grunlan and Gregory P. Moriarty and Aleksey Shmeliov and Rebecca J. Nicholls and James Michael Perkins and Eleanor M. Grieveson and Koenraad Theuwissen and David W. McComb and Peter D. Nellist and Valeria Nicolosi},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={331},
  pages={568 - 571}
}
Layered transition metal dichalcogenides, such as tungsten disulfide, are exfoliated into atomically thin flakes. If they could be easily exfoliated, layered materials would become a diverse source of two-dimensional crystals whose properties would be useful in applications ranging from electronics to energy storage. We show that layered compounds such as MoS2, WS2, MoSe2, MoTe2, TaSe2, NbSe2, NiTe2, BN, and Bi2Te3 can be efficiently dispersed in common solvents and can be deposited as… 

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