Synthetic Strategy and Structural and Optical Characterization of Thin Highly Crystalline Titanium Disulfide Nanosheets. Journal Article uri icon



  • Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials have recently received significant attention because of their attractiveness for use in many nanostructured devices. Layered transition-metal dichalcogenides are of particular interest because reducing their dimensionality causes changes in their already anisotropic physical and chemical properties. The present study describes the first bottom-up solution-phase synthesis of thin highly crystalline titanium disulfide (TiS2) nanosheets (NSs) using abundant low-cost molecular precursors. The obtained TiS2 NSs have average dimensions of ∼500 nm × 500 nm in the basal plane and have thicknesses of ∼5 nm. They exhibit broad absorption in the visible that tails out into the near-infrared. The obtained results demonstrate new opportunities in synthesizing low-dimensional 2D nanomaterials with potential use in various photochemical energy applications.

publication date

  • June 7, 2012

Date in CU Experts

  • September 2, 2015 5:00 AM

Full Author List

  • Plashnitsa VV; Vietmeyer F; Petchsang N; Tongying P; Kosel TH; Kuno M

author count

  • 6

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1948-7185

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1554

end page

  • 1558


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