Yifan Sun

Yifan Sun

Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are interesting compounds due to appealing properties in a wide range of applications. Rich polymorphism, thickness-dependent sensitivity and dimensionally-confined nature offer intriguing opportunities for multidisciplinary research on the two-dimensional platform. Currently, I am focusing on the study of various solution synthetic techniques for TMDs, including chemical exfoliation, colloidal synthesis, ion-exchange and solvothermal preparation. Specifically, novel nanostructures that are not typically observed in bulk counterparts are targeted with an emphasis on understanding the formation mechanism as well as property exploration.

 

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