Low-temperature hydrothermal synthesis of pure metastable γ-manganese sulfide (MnS) crystallites

Yong Cai Zhang, Hao Wang, Bo Wang, Hui Yan, Masahiro Yoshimura

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Phase-pure metastable γ-MnS (wurtzite structure) crystallites were synthesized for the first time by a mild hydrothermal method based on the reactions between manganese acetate (Mn(CH3COO)2) and thioacetamide in aqueous solution at 60-130°C for 20 h. The as-prepared γ-MnS crystallites have been characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), optical absorption spectra. The SEM images showed that the obtained γ-MnS powders were well crystallized even when the processing temperature was as low as 60°C. The optical band gap of the obtained γ-MnS crystallites was estimated to 3.8 eV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-217
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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