High-Rate, Gas-Phase Growth of MoS2 Nested Inorganic Fullerenes and Nanotubes

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-225
Journal / PublicationScience
Volume267
Issue number5195
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

The gas-phase reaction between MoO3-x and H2S in a reducing atmosphere at elevated temperatures (800° to 950°C) has been used to synthesize large quantities of an almost pure nested inorganic fullerene (IF) phase of MoS2. A uniform IF phase with a relatively narrow size distribution was obtained. The synthesis of IFs appears to require, in addition to careful control over the growth conditions, a specific turbulent flow regime. The x-ray spectra of the different samples show that, as the average size of the IF decreases, the van der Waals gap along the c axis increases, largely because of the strain involved in folding of the lamella. Large quantities of quite uniform nanotubes were obtained under modified preparation conditions.

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High-Rate, Gas-Phase Growth of MoS2 Nested Inorganic Fullerenes and Nanotubes. / Feldman, Y.; Wasserman, E.; Srolovitz, D. J.; Tenne, R.

In: Science, Vol. 267, No. 5195, 13.01.1995, p. 222-225.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review