Single-Crystalline Nanobelts Composed of Transition Metal Ditellurides

Jinsung Kwak, Yongsu Jo, Seunguk Song, Jung Hwa Kim, Se Yang Kim, Jae Ung Lee, Sungwoo Lee, Jungmin Park, Kangwon Kim, Gun Do Lee, Jung Woo Yoo, Sung Youb Kim, Young Min Kong, Gwan Hyoung Lee, Wan Gyu Lee, Jucheol Park, Xiaodong Xu, Hyeonsik Cheong, Euijoon Yoon, Zonghoon LeeSoon Yong Kwon

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Following the celebrated discovery of graphene, considerable attention has been directed toward the rich spectrum of properties offered by van der Waals crystals. However, studies have been largely limited to their 2D properties due to lack of 1D structures. Here, the growth of high-yield, single-crystalline 1D nanobelts composed of transition metal ditellurides at low temperatures (T ≤ 500 °C) and in short reaction times (t ≤ 10 min) via the use of tellurium-rich eutectic metal alloys is reported. The synthesized semimetallic 1D products are highly pure, stoichiometric, structurally uniform, and free of defects, resulting in high electrical performances. Furthermore, complete compositional tuning of the ternary ditelluride nanobelts is achieved with suppressed phase separation, applicable to the creation of unprecedented low-dimensional materials/devices. This approach may inspire new growth/fabrication strategies of 1D layered nanostructures, which may offer unique properties that are not available in other materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1707260
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Kwak, J., Jo, Y., Song, S., Kim, J. H., Kim, S. Y., Lee, J. U., Lee, S., Park, J., Kim, K., Lee, G. D., Yoo, J. W., Kim, S. Y., Kong, Y. M., Lee, G. H., Lee, W. G., Park, J., Xu, X., Cheong, H., Yoon, E., ... Kwon, S. Y. (2018). Single-Crystalline Nanobelts Composed of Transition Metal Ditellurides. Advanced Materials, 30(30), [1707260].