molybdenum disulfide


: a compound MoS2 used especially as a lubricant in grease

Examples of molybdenum disulfide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s done by growing molybdenum disulfide and tungsten diselenide on separate wafers and then transferring chip-size cutouts of each semiconductor to form the two types of transistors. IEEE Spectrum, 11 Oct. 2023 This deposited the wiring directly on top of the molybdenum disulfide, completing the formation of functional transistors. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 21 Mar. 2023 The structure alternates repeating layers of molybdenum disulfide and aluminum oxide placed on top of a light-reflecting gold layer. IEEE Spectrum, 15 June 2023 That doesn't mean molybdenum disulfide is on the fast track to replace silicon. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 21 Mar. 2023 Resetting the device remains a simple process of applying a large voltage difference across the molybdenum disulfide sheet. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 18 Nov. 2022 In 2016, engineers in California and Texas used a film of the 2D-semiconductor molecule molybdenum disulfide and a carbon nanotube to demonstrate a MOSFET with a critical dimension: a gate length just 1 nanometer across. IEEE Spectrum, 8 July 2022 Zhang and his colleagues created a gate from a single layer of molybdenum disulfide—consisting of a sheet of molybdenum atoms sandwiched between two layers of sulfur atoms—placed on top of silica. IEEE Spectrum, 24 Dec. 2022 The researchers found that applying a much smaller voltage across the molybdenum disulfide could sensitize it to light. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 18 Nov. 2022 See More

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First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of molybdenum disulfide was in 1869

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“Molybdenum disulfide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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