Large‐Scale Exfoliation of Inorganic Layered Compounds in Aqueous Surfactant Solutions Academic Article uri icon


  • A method to exfoliate MoS 2 in large quantities in surfactant-water solutions is described. The layered material tends to be exfoliated as dispersions of thin, relatively defect-free flakes with lateral sizes of hundreds of nanometers. This method can be extended to a range of other layered compounds. The dispersed flakes can be mixed with nanotubes or graphene to greate functional hybrid materials. Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

altmetric score

  • 25

author list (cited authors)

  • Smith, R. J., King, P. J., Lotya, M., Wirtz, C., Khan, U., De, S., ... Coleman, J. N.

citation count

  • 745

publication date

  • July 2011