Exfoliated transition metal dichalcogenides (MoS2, MoSe2, WS2, WSe2): An electrochemical impedance spectroscopic investigation
- Adeline Huiling Loo, Alessandra Bonanni*, Zdeněk Sofer, Martin Pumera*
Owing to the enthralling properties which transition metal dichalcogenides present, they are facing immense scientific interest from researchers. Till date, these two-dimensional materials have been assessed for a wide array of different applications and there are various synthetic methods of attaining them in their respective bulk and exfoliated forms. Herein, we explore the effects of lithium ion intercalation exfoliation process on the charge transfer resistance of transition metal dichalcogenide materials (MoS2, MoSe2, WS2 and WSe2). We also show that electrochemical activation of the transition metal dichalcogenides results in decreased resistance towards charge transfer, as demonstrated by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.