3R phase of MoS2 and WS2 outperforms the corresponding 2H phase for hydrogen evolution

Rou Jun Toh, Zdeněk Sofer, Jan Luxa, David Sedmidubský, Martin Pumera

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Herein, we compare the bulk, 2H and 3R phases of two most prevalent TMD materials: MoS2 and WS2. The 3R phase outperforms its 2H phase counterpart in hydrogen evolution reaction catalysis and is even comparable with the exfoliated, 1T phase in the case of MoS2

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3054-3057
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
M. P. acknowledges a Tier 2 grant (MOE2013-T2-1-056). R. J. T. acknowledges SMA3 Singapore-MIT SMART Center. Z. S., D. S. and J. L. were supported by the Czech Science Foundation (GACR No. 16-05167S) and by specific university research (MSMT No. 20-SVV/2017). This work was supported by the project Advanced Functional Nanorobots (reg. No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15_003/0000444 financed by the EFRR).

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© The Royal Society of Chemistry.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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