a1 Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5A 1S6
A special form of the Debye formula for calculating the powder x-ray diffraction of a turbostratically stacked layer system is derived, and calculated diffraction patterns for turbostratically stacked graphite and MoS2 layers are presented. Single-molecular-layer MoS2, prepared by exfoliation of lithium-intercalated MoS2 in water or alcohols, has been deposited on various supports, and x-ray diffraction patterns show that the restacking of the MoS2 layers can be perfectly turbostratic. The restacked MoS2 may or may not have water or organic bilayers between them, depending on the deposition conditions.
(Received October 03 1994)
(Accepted March 11 1996)