Single crystals of tantalum disulphide have been grown by a sublimation or direct vapour transport method. Crystals as large as 15×10×0·05 mm3 grew in the form of platelets and needles above the charge which was kept well distributed within the ampoule. Characterisation of the as-grown crystals has been carried out at room temperature by x-ray diffraction. Electrical conductivity and magnetic susceptibility measurements have also been made.
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