TaS2 nanoplatelets produced by laser ablation

Ka Yee Chick, Manashi Nath, B.A. Parkinson
2006 Journal of Materials Research  
Tantalum disulfide (TaS 2 ) nanoplatelets were produced by laser ablation of a TaS 2 target under an argon atmosphere. The nanoplatelet dimensions and morphology were characterized by transmission electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction. The effect of the ablation laser power density on the size distribution of the nanoplatelets was studied. The TaS 2 nanoplatelets were prone to oxidation upon exposure to air but could be stabilized by using 3-mercaptopropionic acid as the capping agent.
doi:10.1557/jmr.2006.0148 fatcat:mzqsfexofneqnmowcs2mdmyo5e