Layered transition metal dichalcogenides for electrochemical energy generation and storage

Martin Pumera, Zdeněk Sofer, Adriano Ambrosi

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Layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) (MoS2, MoSe 2, WS2, WSe2, etc.) are a chemically diverse class of compounds having band gaps from 0 to ∼2 eV and remarkable electrochemical properties. The band gaps and electrochemical properties of TMDs can be tuned by exchanging the transition metal or chalcogenide elements. After a brief description of the most commonly followed synthetic routes to prepare TMDs, we wish to highlight in this review the diverse electrochemical applications of MoS2, a representative and well-studied TMD, which range from its use as catalysts in hydrogen evolution reactions to its adoption in supercapacitors, batteries, solar cells, and hydrogen storage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8981-8987
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)


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