Fabrication of inorganic molybdenum disulfide fullerenes by arc in water

Noriaki Sano, Haolan Wang, Manish Chhowalla, Ioannis Alexandrou, Gehan A.J. Amaratunga, Masakazu Naito, Tatsuo Kanki

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Abstract

Closed caged fullerene-like molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nano-particles were obtained via an arc discharge between a graphite cathode and a molybdenum anode filled with microscopic MoS2 powder submerged in de-ionized water. A statistical study of over 150 polyhedral fullerene-like MoS2 nano-particles in plan view transmission electron microscopy revealed that the majority consisted of 2-3 layers with diameters of 5-15 nm. We show that the nano-particles are formed by seamless folding of MoS2 sheets. A model based on the agglomeration of MoS2 fragments over an extreme temperature gradient around a plasma ball in water is proposed to explain the formation of nano-particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-337
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume368
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 17 2003

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Sano, N., Wang, H., Chhowalla, M., Alexandrou, I., Amaratunga, G. A. J., Naito, M., & Kanki, T. (2003). Fabrication of inorganic molybdenum disulfide fullerenes by arc in water. Chemical Physics Letters, 368(3-4), 331-337. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2614(02)01884-5

Fabrication of inorganic molybdenum disulfide fullerenes by arc in water. / Sano, Noriaki; Wang, Haolan; Chhowalla, Manish; Alexandrou, Ioannis; Amaratunga, Gehan A.J.; Naito, Masakazu; Kanki, Tatsuo.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 368, No. 3-4, 17.01.2003, p. 331-337.

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Sano, N, Wang, H, Chhowalla, M, Alexandrou, I, Amaratunga, GAJ, Naito, M & Kanki, T 2003, 'Fabrication of inorganic molybdenum disulfide fullerenes by arc in water', Chemical Physics Letters, vol. 368, no. 3-4, pp. 331-337. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2614(02)01884-5
Sano, Noriaki ; Wang, Haolan ; Chhowalla, Manish ; Alexandrou, Ioannis ; Amaratunga, Gehan A.J. ; Naito, Masakazu ; Kanki, Tatsuo. / Fabrication of inorganic molybdenum disulfide fullerenes by arc in water. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 2003 ; Vol. 368, No. 3-4. pp. 331-337.
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