We synthesize vertically oriented core-shell nanowires with substoichiometric MoO3 cores of ∼20-50 nm and conformal MoS 2 shells of ∼2-5 nm. The core-shell architecture, produced by low-temperature sulfidization, is designed to utilize the best properties of each component material while mitigating their deficiencies. The substoichiometric MoO3 core provides a high aspect ratio foundation and enables facile charge transport, while the conformal MoS2 shell provides excellent catalytic activity and protection against corrosion in strong acids.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering