A review on MoS2 properties, synthesis, sensing applications and challenges

Omnia Samy, Shuwen Zeng, Muhammad Danang Birowosuto, Amine El Moutaouakil

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Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is one of the compounds discussed nowadays due to its outstanding properties that allowed its usage in different applications. Its band gap and its distinctive structure make it a promising material to substitute graphene and other semiconductor devices. It has different applications in electronics especially sensors like optical sensors, biosensors, electrochemical biosensors that play an important role in the detection of various diseases’ like cancer and Alzheimer. It has a wide range of energy applications in batteries, solar cells, microwave, and Terahertz applications. It is a promising material on a nanoscale level, with favorable characteristics in spintronics and magnetoresistance. In this review, we will discuss MoS2 properties, structure and synthesis techniques with a focus on its applications and future challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Article number355
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Molybdenum disulfide (MoS)
  • Molybdenum disulfide applications
  • Molybdenum disulfide properties
  • Molybdenum disulfide synthesis
  • Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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