Superacids are strong acids with an acidity higher than pure sulfuric acid. Recently, superacid treatment of monolayer transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) flakes, such as MoS2 and WS2, has shown a dramatic enhancement of optical properties, such as photoluminescence (PL) intensity. The superacid molecule is bis(trifluoromethane)sulfonimide (TFSI). In this review paper, we summarize and discuss the recent works and the current understanding of the TFSI treatment, and finally, we describe the outlook of the treatment on monolayer TMDCs.
|State||Published - 1 Sep 2022|
- molecular chemistry
- transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs)