Hydrothermal growth and humidity-dependent electrical properties of molybdenum disulphide nanosheets

TitleHydrothermal growth and humidity-dependent electrical properties of molybdenum disulphide nanosheets
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsShelke, NT, Karle, SC, Karche, BR
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Date PublishedAUG
Type of ArticleArticle
KeywordsHumidity sensors, Hydrothermal method, Molybdenum Disulphide, nanosheets

In present investigation, we report humidity dependent electrical properties of molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) nanosheets. MoS2 nanosheets were prepared through a facile hydrothermal method with different reaction temperatures. The as-synthesized MoS2 nanosheets were characterized with XRD, SEM, TEM, and Raman spectroscopy, which confirmed successful preparation and rationality. Further, the humidity dependent electrical properties against relative humidity (RH) of these samples were carried out at room temperature. The results evinced that the sensors film fabricated with MoS2 nanosheets prepared at temperature 220 degrees C exhibited better performance compared to the nanosheets synthesized at 180 degrees C and 200 degrees C temperature. The RH sensing results exhibits highly sensitive, ultrafast response/recovery behaviour and outstanding repeatability than reported earlier. The excellent humidity sensing properties of the resultant MoS2 nanosheets was proved to be an excellent candidate for constructing ultrahigh-performance humidity sensor toward various applications.

Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)Foreign
Impact Factor (IF)1.354
Divison category: 
Physical and Materials Chemistry