Insights into the capping and structure of MoS2 nanotubes as revealed by aberration-corrected STEM

Francis Leonard Deepak, Alvaro Mayoral, Andrew J. Steveson, Sergio Mejía-Rosales, Douglas A. Blom, Miguel José-Yacamán

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Abstract

Aberration-corrected electron microscopy (STEM-HAADF) has been used for the first time to understand the capping, nature and structure of the MoS 2 nanotubes. The MoS2 nanotubes that have been obtained have various unusual faceted caps presumably arising from the presence of topological defects. A detailed study of the capping of the nanotubes, along with identification that the MoS2 nanotubes are of the zigzag type have been carried out using both experimental and simulated STEM images. The presence of 3R-rhombohedral stacking of the MoS2 nanotubes has been identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2286-2293
Number of pages8
JournalNanoscale
Volume2
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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