In situ exfoliated 2D molybdenum disulfide analyzed by XPS

Xinglu Wang, Christopher R. Cormier, Ava Khosravi, Christopher M. Smyth, Jeffrey R. Shallenberger, Rafik Addou, Robert M. Wallace

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Scopus citations


Molybdenum disulfide, a two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide, was analyzed using in situ x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The XPS spectra obtained from a fresh surface which was exfoliated and annealed in ultrahigh vacuum include a survey scan, high resolution spectra of O 1s, C 1s, Mo 3d, S 2s, S 2p, Mo 3p, Mo 4p, S 3s, and the valence band. Quantitative analysis indicates a sulfur deficient surface composition of MoS1.8, and impurities were below the XPS detection limit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number0000153
JournalSurface Science Spectra
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


Dive into the research topics of 'In situ exfoliated 2D molybdenum disulfide analyzed by XPS'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this