Chemical Scissor Medicated Intercalation of NbS2 by Transition Metal for Electromagnetic Properties Tuning

Lin Gao, Mian Li, Liming Wang, George Z. Chen, Hongxin Yang, Binjie Hu, Qing Huang

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Intercalation of layered materials offers an effective approach for tunning their structures and generating unprecedented properties. The multiple van der Waals (vdW) gap combined with long-range ordering guests can change the interaction of layered host materials and electromagnetic field. Herein, a chemical-scissor intercalation protocol medicated by molten salt is proposed for tailing the electromagnetic properties of transitional metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs). NbS2 is functional intercalated by heteroatoms (Fe, Co, Ni). The intercalated NbS2 with superlattice exhibit improved dielectric properties due to the reduced Brillouin zone size and the local electron distribution. Both the computational and experimental investigations indicate enhanced electron transport and additional polarized centers caused by intercalation. Overall, this work shows the great potential of structure editing of vdW materials, whilst intercalation via the chemical scissor in molten salts is considered a feasible intercalation strategy to further enrich their applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2313243
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2024


  • dielectric modulation
  • intercalation
  • molten salts
  • superlattice
  • transition metal dichalcogenides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrochemistry


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