Journal of Structural Chemistry

, Volume 59, Issue 8, pp 1833–1840 | Cite as

An Xps Study of Solid Solutions Mo1–XNbxS2 (0 < x < 0.15)

  • A. Yu. Ledneva
  • S. A. Dalmatova
  • A. D. Fedorenko
  • I. P. Asanov
  • A. N. Enyashin
  • L. N. Mazalov
  • V. E. FedorovEmail author


Solid solutions Mo1–xNbxS2 (x = 0, 0.05, 0.10, and 0.15) crystallizing in the hexagonal structure 2H-MoS2 are synthesized. The samples are characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Raman spectroscopies, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and quantum chemical calculations (DFT). The changes occurring in the electronic properties of high-resistivity semiconductor MoS2 and indicating metallic behavior of obtained solid solutions Mo1–xNbxS2 are not accompanied by substantial changes in the atomic photoelectron spectra.


molybdenum niobium disulfides DFT X-ray photoelectron spectra 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Yu. Ledneva
    • 1
  • S. A. Dalmatova
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. D. Fedorenko
    • 1
  • I. P. Asanov
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. N. Enyashin
    • 3
  • L. N. Mazalov
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. E. Fedorov
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Novosibirsk State UniversityNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Solid State Chemistry, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesEkaterinburgRussia

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