Solution-Mediated Growth of Two-Dimensional SnSe@GeSe Nanosheet Heterostructures

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Nanosheet heterostructures that directly interface multiple distinct metal chalcogenides are important two-dimensional materials with unique synergistic properties. Solution routes to these materials offer potential advantages over existing vapor deposition and exfoliation/restacking methods, but they remain difficult to implement and control. Here, we show that SnSe can be grown in solution on micrometer-sized GeSe nanosheets and establish guidelines for achieving controllable deposition. Heating GeSe nanosheets in oleylamine with various amounts of SnCl2 and TOP-Se reveals distinct regimes that favor growth of SnSe on the edge sites vs basal planes of GeSe. Using continuous injection to better control concentrations and reagent delivery, SnSe can be grown on GeSe to produce two distinct types of crystallographically aligned SnSe@GeSe nanosheet heterostructures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)817-822
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 24 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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