Synthesis and controllable growth of three-dimensional WS2 with different morphologies

Shixiu Cao, Tianmo Liu, Wen Zeng, Shahid Hussain, Zhongchang Wang, Xianghe Peng, Fusheng Pan

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    We report a successful fabrication of tungsten disulfide micro-nanostructures with different morphologies including sphere-like, band-like, and flower-like ones via a simple yet facile hydrothermal process by using the cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB) as surfactant. The structural features of the as-prepared WS2 are characterized systematically by the X-ray powder diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. We find that the CTAB surfactant plays a critical role in producing three-dimensional WS2 structures with different morpholoigies. We also propose growth mechanisms for the three-dimensional WS2 micro-nanostructures with different morphologies. Such simple method is applicable to other metal chalcogenides materials with various morphologies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1087-1090
    Number of pages4
    JournalNanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1


    • Formation mechanism
    • Hydrothermal process
    • Tungsten disulfide

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)


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