Tantalum Disulfide (TaS2) Powder and Crystal


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Low price, high purity 2D metal tantalum disulfide powder and crystals

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

Tantalum disulfide (TaS2) is a family member of two-dimensional (2D) metallic transition metal dichalcogenides (MTMDCs). It is of great research interest due to its rich phase diagrams that include superconductivity, charge-density wave (CDW), and metal-insulator transitions.

Tantalum disulfide crystal have stacked layers, in which sheets of transition metal atoms lie between the chalcogen atom sheets in an S-Ta-S sequence. Layered TaS2 exhibits a unique combination of valuable structural, mechanical, and electronic phases. 1T and 2H phases are the most representative structures. 

Coexistence of CDW order and superconductivity has been found in atomically-thin TaS2. Such properties are mainly attributed to its reduced dimensionality and the induced quantum confinement effect. Reduced dimensionality can strengthen superconductivity in the case of thin TaS2, as opposed to the weakening effect that has been found in other 2D materials.

Bulk 2H-TaS2 exhibits a charge density wave (CDW) transition at 70K and a superconductivity transition at 0.8K [1].

We supply low price tantalum disulfide in several different forms for a range of applications.

Tantalum disulfide powder

Tantalum disulfide powder

Can be used for preparation of tantalum disulfide nanoplates nano-platelets and ultrathinthin films

Sold by weight

≥ 99.995% purity

From £268.00

Tantalum disulfide crystals by size

Tantalum disulfide crystal

Can be used to produce single or few-layer tantalum disulfide sheets via mechanical or liquid exfoliation

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

≥ 99.999% purity

From £396.00

*Typical representative size, areas/dimensions may vary

Bulk single tantalum disulfide crystal is most commonly used as sources from which single or few-layer sheets can be obtained via either mechanical or liquid exfoliation. 

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Tantalum disulfide powder can also be used to prepare TaS2 nanosheets and nanoparticles by liquid-exfoliation (normally assisted by sonication). Copper, lead, tin and lithium can be intercalated between the layers tantalum disulfide especially for superconducting transition temperature investigations.

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  • High purity, low price tantalum disulfide
  • Available as a powder or as individual crystals
  • Can be used to produce single or few-layer sheets
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Structure and Properties of 2D Tantalum Disulfide

After exfoliation of crystals or powder, tantalum disulfide typically has the following properties:

  • ‎Family member of two-dimensional (2D) metallic transition metal dichalcogenides (MTMDCs)
  • Hexagonal (2H) structure (space group: P63/mmc)
  • Coexistence of CDW order and superconductivity in atomically-thin TaS2 with a charge density wave (CDW) transition at 70K and a superconductivity transition at 0.8K

Applications of Tantalum Disulfide

Tantalum disulfide single crystals can be used to prepare monolayer and few-layer TaS2 by mechanical or liquid exfoliation. Tantalum disulfide powder is suitable for liquid chemical exfoliation to prepare TaS2 nanosheets and nanoparticles down to few-layer films. 

2H-Tantalum disulfide has been used for the investigation of fundamental physical phenomena such as CDW associated with the dimensionality effect. TaSpowder can also be exfoliated into ultra-thin films by liquid chemical exfoliation to explore its superconductivity.

Technical Data

CAS number 12143-72-5
Chemical formula TaS2
Molecular weight 245.07 g/mol
Bandgap n.a.
Preparation Synthetic - Chemical Vapour Transport (CVT)
Structure Hexagonal (2H)
Electronic properties 2D CDW materials
Melting point n.a.
Colour Dark brown
Synonyms Dithioxotantalum, Tantalum (IV) sulfide, Bis(sulfanylidene)tantalum
Classification / Family Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), 2D charge density wave (CDW) materials, Nano-electronics, Nano-photonics, Superconductivity, Photovoltaic, Materials science

Product Details

Form Purity
Tantalum Disulfide Powder ≥ 99.995%
Tantalum Disulfide Crystal ≥ 99.999%

MSDS Documents

Tantalum disufide powder MSDSTantalum disulfide powder

Tantalum disufide crystal MSDSTantalum disulfide crystal

Structure of Tantalum Disulfide

Tantalum disulfide (TaS2) crystal has stacked layers, in which sheets of transition metal atoms lie between the chalcogen atom sheets in an S-Ta-S sequence. In each sheet, atoms are closely packed in a hexagonal pattern. The chemical bonding within the layer is covalent, while individual layers are bound by van der Waals (vdWs). This makes intercalation between layers possible and allows layers to be peeled off by exfoliation.

Layered TaS2 exhibits a unique combination of valuable structural, mechanical, and electronic phases. 1T and 2H phases are the most representative structures. The distinction between two phases can be the S-Ta-S coordinated situations, which are recognised as octahedral coordination (1T) and prismatic coordination (2H).

tantalum disulfide - TaS2 crystal structure

Top and side view of single-layer tantalum disulfide (2H-TaS2)

Applications of Tantalum Disulfide

2H-Tantalum disulfide has been used for the investigation of fundamental physical phenomena such as CDW associated with the dimensionality effect. Metallic 2H-TaS2 has also been proven to be an efficient electrocatalyst for the hydrogen evolution reactions (HER), with a performance that is comparable to platinum, owing to its abundant active sites concentrated at edges and basal-planes, as well as the self-optimising morphological change of 2H-TaS2.

Tantalum disulfide powder can be used to grow large-area uniform, thickness-controllable 2H-TaS2 films and domains for the investigation of fundamental physical phenomena (such as CWD). TaSpowder can also be exfoliated into ultra-thin films by liquid chemical exfoliation to explore its superconductivity.


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Pricing Table (All)

Form Size/Weight* Product Code Price
Powder 1 g M2144C1 £269.00
Crystal Small (≥ 10 mm2) M2144A10 £396.00 ea.
Crystal Medium (≥ 25 mm2) M2144A25 £637.00 ea.

*typical representative size, areas/dimensions may vary

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Literature and Reviews

  • Enhanced superconductivity in atomically thin TaS2, E. Navarro-Moratalla et al., Nat. Commun., 7:11043 (2016); DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11043.
  • Enhanced superconductivity upon weakening of charge density wave transport in 2H-TaS2 in the two-dimensional limit, Y. Yang et al., Phys. Rev., 98, 035203 (2018); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.98.035203.
  • Toward Exploring the Structure of Monolayer to Few-layer TaS2 by Efficient Ultrasound-free Exfoliation, Y. Hu et al., Nanoscale Res. Lett., 13:20 (2018); DOI 10.1186/s11671-018-2439-z.
  • Three-dimensional resistivity and switching between correlated electronic states in 1T-TaS2, D. Svetin et al., 7:46048 (2017); DOI: 10.1038/srep46048.
  • Two-dimensional metallic tantalum disulfide as a hydrogen evolution catalyst, J. Shi et al., Nat. Commun. 8, 958 (2017); DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01089-z.
  • Enhancement of superconductivity under pressure and the magnetic phase diagram of tantalum disulfide single crystals, M. Abdel-Hafiez et al., Sci. Rep., 6, 31824 (2016); DOI: 10.1038/srep31824.
  • 2H→1T Phase Engineering of Layered Tantalum Disulfides in Electrocatalysis: Oxygen Reduction Reaction, J. Luxa et al., Chem.Eur.J.,23,8082 –8091 (2017); DOI:10.1002/chem.201701494.

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.