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Synthesis, Characterization of MoS2 Nanosheets, Amorphous Carbon Nanotube (ACNT) and ACNT-MoS2 Nanohybrids: A Comparative Research Analysis

Binoy Bera

Abstract


The superior properties of graphene and its applications in several fields like sensor, electronics, etc have inspired the researchers to concentrate on other 2D material and their hybrids. Among them, MoS2 nanosheets has gain research interest due to its amazing electronic, optical and physical properties. Due to all these properties, MoS2 nanosheets are used in numerous applications such as catalysis, photo emitting diode, double layer capacitors, lithium-ion batteries, etc. Here, MoS2 nanosheets and ACNT-MoS2 nanohybrids has been prepared by simple hydrothermal method. Amorphous carbon nanotube (ACNT) were synthesized by a low temperature chemical process using the ferrocene (C5H5)2Fe) and ammonium chloride (NH4Cl) as precursor. MoS2 nanosheets has been prepared by using thiourea and hexaammonium heptamolybdate tetrahydrate as precursors. Two (MOS2 nanosheets and ACNT-MOS2 nanohybrids) as prepared samples were characterized by FE-SEM, XRD, FT-IR, etc. UV-visible spectroscopy showed change of optical properties of ACNT-MoS2 nanohybrid in comparison with MoS2 nanosheets. A brief idea about the synthesis procedure for ACNT-MoS2 nanohybrids by using solvothermal method was also presented. Finally a theoretical and practical analysis of ACNT-MoS2 and as prepared ACNT-MoS2 nanohybrid samples has been described.


Keywords


MoS2, nanosheets, chemical synthesis, amorphous carbon nanotube, hydrothermal, nanohybrids, solvothermal method

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