Synthesis of nanometre-thick MoO3 sheets

Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh, Jianshi Tang, Minsheng Wang, Kang L. Wang, Alexandros Shailos, Kosmas Galatsis, Robert Kojima, Veronica Strong, Andrew Lech, Wojtek Wlodarski, Richard B. Kaner

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The formation of MoO3 sheets of nanoscale thickness is described. They are made from several fundamental sheets of orthorhombic α-MoO3, which can be processed in large quantities via a low cost synthesis route that combines thermal evaporation and mechanical exfoliation. These fundamental sheets consist of double-layers of linked distorted MoO6 octahedra. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) measurements show that the minimum resolvable thickness of these sheets is 1.4 nm which is equivalent to the thickness of two double-layers within one unit cell of the α-MoO3 crystal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-433
Number of pages5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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