Soft Chemical Synthesis of HxCrS2: An Antiferromagnetic Material with Alternating Amorphous and Crystalline Layers

Xiaoyu Song, Guangming Cheng, Daniel Weber, Florian Pielnhofer, Shiming Lei, Sebastian Klemenz, Yao Wen Yeh, Kai A. Filsinger, Craig B. Arnold, Nan Yao, Leslie M. Schoop

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We report a new HxCrS2-based crystalline/amorphous layered material synthesized by soft chemical methods. We study the structural nature and composition of this material with atomic resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), revealing a complex structure consisting of alternating layers of amorphous and crystalline lamellae. Furthermore, the magnetic properties show evidence for increased magnetic frustration compared to the parent compound NaCrS2. Finally, we show that this material can be exfoliated, thus providing a facile synthesis method for chromium-sulfide-based ultrathin layers. The material reported herein can not only be a source of new thin TMD-related sheets for potential application in catalysis but also be of interest for realizing new 2D magnetic materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15634-15640
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number39
StatePublished - Oct 2 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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