molybdenum disulfide

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Definition of molybdenum disulfide

: a compound MoS2 used especially as a lubricant in grease

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Recent Examples on the Web Now electrical engineers have found a way to use such bacteria to manufacture an up-and-coming two-dimensional material called molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which can form a sheet just a few atoms thick and holds promise for future electronics. Karen Kwon, Scientific American, "Metal-Breathing Bacteria Synthesize High-Tech Material," 20 Oct. 2020 That team controlled the transition of molybdenum disulfide between insulating and metallic states by using an electric field. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers make RAM from a phase change we don’t entirely understand," 18 Dec. 2018 Thanks to the molybdenum disulfide material, the holes are also naturally electrically charged to repel certain types of salts away. William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics, "Marvelous Mini Generator Draws Energy From Saltwater," 13 July 2016 The sheet is made of a relatively cheap compound called molybdenum disulfide. William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics, "Marvelous Mini Generator Draws Energy From Saltwater," 13 July 2016 These include crystalline silicon and molybdenum disulfide. Charles Q. Choi, Scientific American, "Building Sails for Interstellar Probes Will Be Tough, But Not Impossible," 10 May 2018 Finally, the researchers made their cathode out of molybdenum disulfide. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "New lithium-air battery survives hundreds of cycles," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of molybdenum disulfide

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Molybdenum disulfide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/molybdenum%20disulfide. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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