Facile solvent-thermal synthesis of ultrathin MoSe2 nanosheets for hydrogen evolution and organic dyes adsorption

Qingqing Jiang, Yongfeng Lu, Zhengxi Huang, Juncheng Hu

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Abstract

The flower-like MoSe2 nanospheres with average size of 200 nm which composed of ultrathin nanosheets were synthesized by facile solvent-thermal method. AFM analysis indicated that the thickness of the MoSe2 nanosheets could be changed from 3.4 to 6.4 nm by changing the chains of n-alcohol solvent. The as prepared MoSe2 nanosheets in ethanol solvent exhibited the best electrochemical performance and the highest adsorption capability as compared to samples synthesized in other n-alcohol solvent with longer chains. It was due to MoSe2 synthesized in ethanol exhibited higher crystallinity and better wettability than other samples. The maximum adsorption capability of Rhodamine B (RhB) on MoSe2 nanosheets reached 133 mg g−1 in 5 min, while the same adsorption capabilities on activated carbon need 20 min. Electrochemical results exhibited a relatively small onset potential (120 mV), small Tafel slope (71 mV/dec), and long term stability for MoSe2 synthesized in ethanol which making it a promising candidate for hydrogen evolution reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-285
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Surface Science
Volume402
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 30 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Nanosheets
Hydrogen
Coloring Agents
Dyes
Adsorption
rhodamine B
Ethanol
Alcohols
Nanospheres
Activated carbon
Wetting
Hot Temperature

Keywords

  • HER
  • MoSe
  • Nanosheet
  • Organic dyes adsorption

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  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Facile solvent-thermal synthesis of ultrathin MoSe2 nanosheets for hydrogen evolution and organic dyes adsorption. / Jiang, Qingqing; Lu, Yongfeng; Huang, Zhengxi; Hu, Juncheng.

In: Applied Surface Science, Vol. 402, 30.04.2017, p. 277-285.

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