Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 55, Issue 5, pp 2166–2175 | Cite as

Fabrication of ultrathin-MoS2/Ag/AgBr composite with enhanced photocatalytic activity

  • Fengyuan Zhang
  • Yue Yin
  • Feng Li
  • Dongmei JiangEmail author
  • Jie Wang
  • Qingfeng Zhan
Energy materials


The MoS2/Ag/AgBr composite with ultrathin-MoS2 layers was prepared by the methods of ultrasonic liquid exfoliation and ion exchange. The composition and micromorphology of ultrathin-MoS2/Ag/AgBr were detected by XRD, EDS, SEM and TEM in detail. The element mapping showed that the samples were well-distributed. The MoS2 in samples and the number of plies were detected by Raman spectra specifically. The results indicated that the photocatalytic performance of the as-prepared samples would increase by 50% when the average thickness of MoS2 was about 4 nm. The enhanced photocatalytic performance of ultrathin-MoS2/Ag/AgBr composite is attributed to the modified conduction band of MoS2 by reducing the layers of MoS2 to fit the potential of O2/O2·−. In particular, this work would expand the scope of application of MoS2 in photodegradation.



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (11674336, 51522105 and 11374312).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina

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