Gas Sensing Using Monolayer MoS2

  • Ruben Canton-Vitoria
  • Nikos Tagmatarchis
  • Yuman Sayed-Ahmad-Baraza
  • Chris Ewels
  • Dominik Winterauer
  • Tim Batten
  • Adam Brunton
  • Sebastian NuferEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology book series (NAPSA)


In this chapter we explore the possibilities of using MoS2 for chemical gas sensing. We first introduce monolayer MoS2 and discuss the different reconstructed phases that can be produced in terms of their atomic and electronic structure. We show how these properties can vary drastically from their bulk counterparts, and how MoS2 can be taken as a useful model for other transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). We next explore different routes to tune the material properties through chemical functionalisation, before summarising the current literature on gas sensing using MoS2. We discuss the possibilities for Raman spectroscopy of MoS2 as a highly selective route to gas sensing, and the future possibilities for this as-yet largely unexplored application for this important family of monolayer TMDs.


Gas sensing MoS2 Transition metal dichalcogenides 



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 642742.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruben Canton-Vitoria
    • 1
  • Nikos Tagmatarchis
    • 1
  • Yuman Sayed-Ahmad-Baraza
    • 2
  • Chris Ewels
    • 2
  • Dominik Winterauer
    • 2
    • 3
  • Tim Batten
    • 3
  • Adam Brunton
    • 4
  • Sebastian Nufer
    • 4
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute National Hellenic Research FoundationAthensGreece
  2. 2.Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), UMR6502 CNRSUniversite de NantesNantesFrance
  3. 3.Renishaw plcWotton-under-EdgeUK
  4. 4.M-Solv Ltd.OxfordUK
  5. 5.University of SussexBrightonUK

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