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Chin. Phys. B, 2022, Vol. 31(7): 076106    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ac539c
Special Issue: TOPICAL REVIEW—Laser and plasma assisted synthesis of advanced nanomaterials in liquids
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Onion-structured transition metal dichalcogenide nanoparticles by laser fabrication in liquids and atmospheres

Le Zhou(周乐), Hongwen Zhang(张洪文), Qian Zhao(赵倩), and Weiping Cai(蔡伟平)
Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, Anhui Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Institute of Solid State Physics, HFIPS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China
Abstract  Since the discovery of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) nanoparticles (NPs) with the onion-like structure, many efforts have been made to develop their fabrication methods. Laser fabrication (LF) is one of the most promising methods to prepare onion-structured TMDC (or OS-TMDC) NPs due to its green, flexible, and scalable syntheses. In this mini-review article, we systematically introduce various laser-induced OS-TMDC (especially the OS-MoS2) NPs, their formation mechanism, properties, and applications. The preparation routes mainly include laser ablation in liquids and atmospheres, and laser irradiation in liquids. The various formation mechanisms are then introduced based on the different preparation routes, to describe the formations of the corresponding OS-NPs. Finally, some interesting properties and novel applications of these NPs are briefly demonstrated, and a short outlook is also given. This review could help to understand the progress of the laser-induced OS-TMDC NPs and their applications.
Keywords:  transition metal dichalcogenide nanoparticles      onion-like structure      laser fabrication in liquids      formation mechanism  
Received:  30 November 2021      Revised:  28 December 2021      Accepted manuscript online:  10 February 2022
PACS:  61.46.Df (Structure of nanocrystals and nanoparticles ("colloidal" quantum dots but not gate-isolated embedded quantum dots))  
  61.48.-c (Structure of fullerenes and related hollow and planar molecular structures)  
  52.38.Mf (Laser ablation)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2017YFA0207101) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11974352 and 51771182).
Corresponding Authors:  Weiping Cai     E-mail:

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Le Zhou(周乐), Hongwen Zhang(张洪文), Qian Zhao(赵倩), and Weiping Cai(蔡伟平) Onion-structured transition metal dichalcogenide nanoparticles by laser fabrication in liquids and atmospheres 2022 Chin. Phys. B 31 076106

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