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Mohl, M., Rautio, A., Asres, G. A., Wasala, M., Patil, P. D., Talapatra, S., & Kordas, K. (2020). 2D Tungsten Chalcogenides: Synthesis, Properties and Applications. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 7(13), 2000002.

2D tungsten chalcogenides : synthesis, properties and applications

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Author: Mohl, Melinda1; Rautio, Anne-Riikka1,2; Asres, Georgies Alene1,3;
Organizations: 1Microelectronics Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu FI-90570, Finland
2Chemistry and Bioeconomy Team, Centria University of Applied Sciences, Kokkola FI-67100, Finland
3Center for Materials Engineering, Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, 1000 Addis Ababa University, School of Multi-disciplinary Engineering, Addis Ababa 1000, Ethiopia
4Department of Physics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-09-07


Layered transition metal chalcogenides possess properties that not only open up broad fundamental scientific enquiries but also indicate that a myriad of applications can be developed by using these materials. This is also true for tungsten‐based chalcogenides which can provide an assortment of structural forms with different electronic flairs as well as chemical activity. Such emergence of tungsten based chalcogenides as advanced forms of materials lead several investigators to believe that a tremendous opportunity lies in understanding their fundamental properties, and by utilizing that knowledge the authors may create function specific materials through structural tailoring, defect engineering, chemical modifications as well as by combining them with other layered materials with complementary functionalities. Indeed several current scientific endeavors have indicated that an incredible potential for developing these materials for future applications development in key technology sectors such as energy, electronics, sensors, and catalysis are perhaps viable. This review article is an attempt to capture this essence by providing a summary of key scientific investigations related to various aspects of synthesis, characterization, modifications, and high value applications. Finally, some open questions and a discussion on imminent research needs and directions in developing tungsten based chalcogenide materials for future applications are presented.

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Series: Advanced materials interfaces
ISSN: 2196-7350
ISSN-E: 2196-7350
ISSN-L: 2196-7350
Volume: 7
Issue: 13
Article number: 2000002
DOI: 10.1002/admi.202000002
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 216 Materials engineering
221 Nanotechnology
Funding: This work was partially supported by the EU Interreg Nord and Lapin liitto (project Transparent, Conducting and Flexible films for electrodes), the Academy of Finland (project Nigella), and the U.S. Army Research Office MURI Grant No. W911NF‐11‐1‐0362. S.T. and P.D.P. acknowledge the support from Indo‐U.S. Virtual Networked Joint Center Project on “Light Induced Energy Technologies: Utilizing Promising 2D Nanomaterials (LITE UP 2D)” through Grant No. IUSSTF/JC‐071/2017. P.D.P. acknowledges the support provided by the Graduate School, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, through the Doctoral Fellowship.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 325185
Detailed Information: 325185 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2020 The Authors. Published by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.