Manganese Phosphorus Trisulfide Powder and Crystal


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Low price, high purity 2D manganese phosphorus trisulfide powder and crystal

For the development of next-generation electronics, optoelectronics, and nanotechnology


Manganese phosphorus trisulfide ( MnPS3) is a layered quasi-two-dimensional Heisenberg type antiferromagnet with a Néel temperature TN of 78 K. MnPS3 has a monoclinic structure with the  pace group C2/m.

MnPS3 shows a typical antiferromagnetic behaviour with an isotropic trend, while an anisotropic behavior was observed in FePS3 for both perpendicular and parallel polarisations at the given energy range. The magnetic structure of MnPS3 consists of Mn ions coupled antiferromagnetically to their three neighbouring atoms in the layer, and inter-layer coupling of spins is also antiferromagnetic. The direction of the magnetic moment in the ordered state is perpendicular to the ab plane. MnPS3 has Heisenberg-type antiferromagnetic order, while NiPS3 by the anisotropic Heisenberg model and FePS3 is best described by the Ising model. Raman spectroscopy studies show that the Heisenberg-type antiferromagnet MnPS3 can still host magnetic ordering down to bilayers.

MnPS3 is a highly resistive broad band semiconductor with a gap close to 3 eV and is optically transparent with a green colour.

We supply low price manganese phosphorus trisulfide in several different forms for a range of applications.

Manganese phosphorus trisulfide powder

Manganese phosphorus trisulfide powder

Can be used for preparation of manganese phosphorus trisulfide nanoplates nano-platelets and ultrathinthin films

Available in quantities of 1g

≥ 99.995% purity

From £268.00

Manganese phosphorus trisulfide crystal by size

Manganese phosphorus trisulfide crystal

Can be used to produce single or few-layer manganese phosphorus trisulfide sheets via mechanical or liquid exfoliation

Small (≥10mm2) or medium (≥25mm2) crystals available*

≥ 99.999% purity

From £395.00

*Typical representative size, areas/dimensions may vary

Bulk single manganese phosphorus trisulfide crystal is most commonly used as sources from which single or few-layer sheets can be obtained via either mechanical or liquid exfoliation. Single manganese phosphorus trisulfide crystal or films produced from such crystals are suitable for study using atomic force microscopy or transmission electron microscopy.

Few-layer MnPS3 nanosheets and nanoparticles can also obtained from manganese phosphorus trisulfide powder by liquid-exfoliation.

Key Product Data

  • High purity manganese phosphorus trisulfide suitable for a range of applications
  • Available in powdered form or in crystal form by weight or size
  • Low price with free worldwide shipping on qualifying orders

Structure and Properties of Manganese Phosphorus Trisulfide

After exfoliation of manganese phosphorus trisulfide crystal or powder, MnPS3 typically has the following properties:

  • ‎Monoclinic (space group: C2/m)
  • Transition metal phosphorus trichalcogenides (MPX3)
  • Heisenberg type antiferromagnet with an isotropic trend and a Néel temperature TN of 78 K
  • MnPS3 can still host magnetic ordering down to bilayers
  • MnPS3 is a highly resistive broad band semiconductor with a gap close to 3 eV

Applications of Manganese Phosphorus Trisulfide

Manganese phosphorus trisulfide (MnPS3) single crystals can be used to prepare monolayer and few-layer MnPS3 by mechanical or liquid exfoliation. 

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Manganese phosphorus trisulfide is suitable for liquid chemical exfoliation to prepare MnPS3 nanosheets and nanoparticles down to few-layer films.

Manganese phosphorus trisulfide could be used as a photocatalyst for water splitting, with the position of its band edges, strong absorption in visible light spectrum, broad applicability (pH = 0 – 7) and high carrier mobility.

With its rather unique photophysical and electrical properties, manganese phosphorus trisulfide could potentially be used for field-effect transistors, magnetic tunnel junction and spintronics devices.

Technical Data

CAS number ‎‎20642-09-5
Chemical formula MnPS3
Molecular weight 182.07 g/mol
Bandgap 2.1 - 3.0 eV [1]
Preparation Synthetic - Chemical Vapour Transport (CVT)
Structure ‎Monoclinic
Electronic properties 2D Magnetic semiconductor
Melting point ‎Not available
Colour Green
Synonyms Manganese phosphosulphide, Manganese thiophosphate, Manganese phosphorous trisulphide
Classification / Family 2D layered transition metal phosphorus trichalcogenides (MPX3), Magnetic semiconductor, Antiferromagnet, Nano-electronics, Nano-photonics, Photovoltaic, Materials science

Product Details

Form Purity

Manganese Phosphorus Trisulfide Powder

≥ 99.995%
Manganese Phosphorus Trisulfide Crystal ≥ 99.999%

MSDS Documents

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Structure of Manganese Phosphorus Trisulfide

MnPS3 monoclinic crystal structure

Manganese phosphorus trisulfide (MnPS3) has a layered structure like black phosphorus (BP) and the different layers are held together by weak van der Waals force. In each layer, the magnetic Mn2+ ions from a honeycomb lattice and each of them is octahedrally coordinated to six S atoms to form its three neighbouring dumbbell-shaped structure [P2S6]4- clusters, with P-P groups occupying the the centres of the hexagons.

Manganese Phosphorus Trisulfide crystal structure
The crystal structure of single-layer manganese phosphorus trisulfide (MnPS3)

Applications of Manganese Phosphorus Trisulfide

Manganese phosphorus trisulfide (MnPS3) single crystals can be used to prepare monolayer and few-layer MnPS3 by mechanical or liquid exfoliation. 

Manganese phosphorus trisulfide is suitable for liquid chemical exfoliation to prepare MnPS3 nanosheets and nanoparticles down to few-layer films.

Manganese phosphorus trisulfide could be used as a photocatalyst for water splitting, with the position of its band edges, strong absorption in visible light spectrum, broad applicability (pH = 0 – 7) and high carrier mobility.

With its rather unique photophysical and electrical properties, manganese phosphorus trisulfide could potentially be used for field-effect transistors, magnetic tunnel junction and spintronics devices.

What is spintronics? Spintronics is the study of the intrinsic spin of the electron and its associated magnetic moment. Spintronics measurement does not relies on electrons' charge, but on another of their fundamental quantum-mechanical properties, spin.

Pricing Table (All)

Form Size/Weight* Product Code Price
Powder 1 g M2209C1 £268.00
Crystal Small (≥ 10 mm2) M2209A10 £395.00 ea.
Crystal Medium (≥ 25 mm2) M2209A25 £638.00 ea.

*typical representative size, areas/dimensions may vary

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Literature and Reviews

  1. Revealing antiferromagnetic transition of van der Waals MnPS3 via vertical tunneling electrical resistance measurement, D. Luong et al., APL Mater. 7, 081102 (2019); doi: 10.1063/1.5112130.
  2. Magnetoelectric MnPS3 as a new candidate for ferrotoroidicity, E. Ressouche et al., Phys. Rev. B, 82, 100408(2010); doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.100408.
  3. Abnormal magnetic behaviors and large magnetocaloric effect in MnPS3 nanoparticles, J. Appl. Phys., 111, 07E144 (2012); doi: 10.1063/1.3679409.
  4. Dipolar anisotropy in quasi-2D honeycomb antiferromagnet MnPS3, D. Goossensa et al., Eur. Phys. J. B 78, 305-309 (2010); doi: 10.1140/epjb/e2010-10569-x.
  5. Static and dynamic critical properties of the quasi-two-dimensional antiferromagnet MnPS3, A. Wildes et al., Phys. Rev. B, 74, 094422 (2006); doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.74.094422.
  6. Pressure dependence of the magnetic properties of MnPS3, W. Toyoshima et al., J. Phys.: Conf. Ser., 150, 042215 (2009); doi:10.1088/1742-6596/150/4/042215.
  7. Tunneling transport of mono- and fewlayers magnetic van der Waals MnPS3, S. Lee et al., APL Mater., 4, 086108 (2016); doi: 10.1063/1.4961211.
  8. Spectroscopic properties of a freestanding MnPS3 single layer, M. Kinyanjui et al., Phys. Rev. B, 98, 035417 (2018); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.98.035417.
  9. Magnetic ground state of semiconducting transition metal trichalcogenide monolayers, N. Sivadas et al., Phys. Rev. B 91, 235425 (2015); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.91.235425.
  10. Isolation and Characterization of Few-layer Manganese Thiophosphite, G. Long et al., ACS Nano, 11 (11), 11330-11336 (2017); doi: 10.1021/acsnano.7b05856.
  11. Antiferromagnetic ordering in van der Waals two-dimensional magnetic material MnPS3 probed by Raman spectroscopy, K. Kim et al., DOI: 10.1088/2053-1583/ab27d5.
  12. Near-field infrared spectroscopy of single layer MnPS3, S. Neal et al., Phys. Rev. B, 100, 07542 (2019); doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.100.075428.

To the best of our knowledge the technical information provided here is accurate. However, Ossila assume no liability for the accuracy of this information. The values provided here are typical at the time of manufacture and may vary over time and from batch to batch.