Direct observation of molybdenum disulfide, MoS2, domains by using a liquid crystalline texture method

Dae Woo Kim, Jong Min Ok, Woo Bin Jung, Jong Seon Kim, Seon Joon Kim, Hyung Ouk Choi, Yun Ho Kim, Hee Tae Jung

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Because the properties of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) are strongly influenced by the sizes and boundaries of its domains, the direct visualization of large-area MoS2 domains is one of the most important challenges in MoS2 research. In the current study, we developed a simple and rapid method to observe and determine the boundaries of MoS2 domains. The technique, which depends on observations of nematic liquid crystal textures on the MoS2 surface, does not damage the sample and is not limited by domain size. Thus, this approach should significantly aid not only efforts aimed at gaining an understanding of the relationships between grain boundaries and properties of MoS2 but also those focusing on how domain sizes are controlled during large-area synthesis

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-234
Number of pages6
JournalNano letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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