A review on mos2 energy applications: Recent developments and challenges

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Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is a promising transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) that has exceptional electronic, magnetic, optical, and mechanical properties. It can be semiconducting, superconducting, or an insulator according to its polymorph. Its bandgap structure changes from indirect to direct when moving towards its nanostructures, which opens a door to bandgap engineering for MoS2. Its supercapacitive and catalytic activity was recently noticed and studied, in order to include this material in a wide range of energy applications. In this work, we present MoS2 as a future material for energy storage and generation applications, especially solar cells, which are a cornerstone for a clean and abundant source of energy. Its role in water splitting reactions can be utilized for energy generation (hydrogen evolution) and water treatment at the same time. Although MoS2 seems to be a breakthrough in the energy field, it still faces some challenges regarding its structure stability, production scalability, and manufacturing costs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4586
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2021


  • 1T MoS2
  • CO2 reduction
  • Hydrogen evolution reactions (HER)
  • Lithium-ion batteries
  • Metallic MoS2
  • MoS2 energy applications
  • Molybdenum disulfide
  • Sodium-ion batteries
  • Solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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