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Product Code M2201C1-1g
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Low price, high purity 2D zirconium disulfide powder and crystals

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

Zirconium disulfide (ZrS2, CAS number 12039-15-5) has a layered structure and it belongs to group IV transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs). ZrS2 crystals have the 1T structure, single layer of ZrS2 is formed by a zirconium atom layer sandwiched between two layers of sulfur atoms that are covalently bonded to the  zirconium atoms. Each zirconium atom is octahedrally coordinated by six sulfur atoms. Zirconium disulfide (ZrS2) possesses an indirect band gap in the bulk and becomes a direct gap semiconductor in its mono- or few-layer forms.

Like TiSand HfS2, ZrS2 adopts a layered structure similar to that of cadmium iodide (1T). Each single ZrS2 layer consists of one layer of Zr atoms, sandwiched in between two layers of sulfide atoms.

ZrS2 is thermodynamically stable, environmentally friendly with high sensitivity, and low-cost production. ZrS2 monolayers exhibited obvious n-type transport characteristics with relatively high mobility.

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Different Forms of Zirconium Disulfide

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Different Forms of Zirconium Disulfide

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

Zirconium diselenide powder

Zirconium Disulfide Powder

Can be used for preparation of zirconium disulfide nanoplates and ultrathin films

Available in quantities of 1 g

≥99.995% purity

From £350

Zirconium diselenide crystals by size

Zirconium Disulfide Crystals by Size

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

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

≥99.999% purity

From £520

*Typical representative size, areas/dimensions may vary.

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

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Few-layer ZrSe2 nanosheets and nanoparticles can also obtained from zirconium disulfide powder by liquid-exfoliation.

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    Applications of Zirconium Disulfide

    ZrS2 is a promising material for optoelectronics because of its greater carrier mobility at room temperature and higher current density than MoS2, which are desirable for low-power devices. With an indirect bandgap around 1.7 eV and direct bandgap around 2.0 eV for the monolayer, ZrS2 finds applications in thermoelectrics, Schottky solar cells, photodetectors, FETs and catalytic hydrogen production.

    Zirconium disulfide exhibits interesting single-layer properties such as enhanced thermoelectric property, electrical conductivity and strain-driven indirect-to-direct band gap transition.

    ZrS2 2D nanomaterials have a high electron mobility, i.e., 1200 cm2/Vs, which is more than three times larger than that of the widely investigated MoS2 (340 cm2/Vs). FET devices based on  ZrShave higher electronic sensitivity and excellent semiconducting properties. Calculations showed that ZrS2-based based tunnelling fieldeffect transistors (TFETs) can have sheet current densities of up to 800 μA/μm (100 times higher than that of MoS2), giving the rise of great application potential in low-power devices.

    Literature and Reviews

    • Ab initio Investigation of Structural Stability and Exfoliation Energies in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides based on Ti-, V-, and Mo-Group Elements, C. Bastos et al., Phys. Rev. Mater., 3, 044002 (2019); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.044002.
    • The magnetism of 1T-MX2 (M = Zr, Hf; X = S, Se) monolayers by hole doping, H. Xiang et al., RSC Adv., 9, 13561 (2019); DOI: 10.1039/c9ra01218d.
    • Optical Nonlinearity of ZrS2 and Applications in Fiber Laser, Lu Li et al., Nanomaterials, 9, 315 (2019); doi: 10.3390/nano9030315.
    • Electronics and optoelectronics of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides, Q. Wang et al., Nat. Nanotech., 7, 699–712 (2012), doi: 10.1038/nnano.2012.193.
    • Strain-induced enhancement in the thermoelectric performance of a ZrS2 monolayer, H. Lv et al., J. Mater. Chem. C, 4, 4538 (2016); DOI: 10.1039/c6tc01135g.
    • Single- and few-layer ZrS2 as efficient photocatalysts for hydrogen production under visible light, S. Li et al., ‎Int. J. Hydrog. Energy, 40 (45), 15503-15509 (2015); DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.08.110.
    • Indirect-to-direct band gap transition of the ZrS2 monolayer by strain: first-principles calculations, Y. Li et al., RSC Adv., 4, 7396 (2014); DOI: 10.1039/c3ra46090h.
    • Low temperature synthesis of ZrS2 nanoflakes and their catalytic activity, RSC Adv., 5, 66082 (2015); DOI: 10.1039/c5ra12412c.
    • Controlled Synthesis of ZrS2 Monolayer and Few Layers on Hexagonal Boron Nitride, M. Zhang et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 7051−7054 (2015); DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b03807.
    • Large scale ZrS2 atomically thin layers, X. Wang et al., J. Mater. Chem. C, 4, 3143 (2016); DOI: 10.1039/c6tc00254d.

    General Information

    CAS number ‎12039-15-5
    Chemical formula ZrS2
    Molecular weight 155.35 g/mol
    Bandgap ~ 1.7 eV (indirect); ~ 2.0 eV (single or few-layer)
    Synonyms Zirconium sulfide, Dithioxozirconium
    Classification / Family Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), 2D Semiconductor materials, Photocatalyst for hydrogen production, Nano-electronics, Nano-photonics, Photovoltaic, Materials science


    Product Details

    Form Purity
    Powder ≥99.995%
    Crystal ≥99.999%

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    Pricing Table

    Product Code Form Size/Weight* Price
    M2202C1 Powder 1 g £350
    M2202A10 Crystal Small (≥10 mm2) £520 ea.
    M2202A25 Crystal Medium (≥25 mm2) £850 ea.

    *typical representative size, areas/dimensions may vary.

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