Liquid-phase exfoliation (LPE) is commonly used to synthesize 2D materials. The advantage of LPE is that it facilitates processing of individual nanosheets into free-standing films or into vertical or horizontal stacks. The Rice group has used LPE to synthesize several 2D materials (h-BN, MoS2, WS2, VS2, NbS2, TaS2) and worked closely with the USC team to validate computational synthesis software for LPE. The USC group has performed multimillion atom molecular dynamics simulations to study LPE of bulk MoS2.
- Molecular simulation of MoS2 exfoliation, G. Zhou, R. Kalia, A. Nakano, P. Vashishta. In preparation
PIs involved in this research
- Rajiv Kalia (USC)
- Pulickel Ajayan (Rice)