Synthesis and Electrical Property of VO2 (M) Nanorods


VO2 (M) nanorods have been synthesized and the morphology and structure of the sample were characterized by XRD, SEM, and HRTEM. The results show that for VO2 (M) nanorods, the transition temperature is 65 °C and the hysteresis loop width is 8 °C. The active energy of low temperature semiconducting phase is 0.2eV, which indicates that its Fermi energy level situates on the middle energy level of the forbidden-band. The doping of Mo6+ decreases its transition temperature.

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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 50172036, 50372046), the Key Project of Chinese Ministry of Education(Grant No. 104207) and the Teaching and Research Award Program for Outstanding Young Professors in Higher Education Institute, MOE, P. R. China.

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Chen, W., Mai, L.Q., Qi, Y.Y. et al. Synthesis and Electrical Property of VO2 (M) Nanorods. MRS Online Proceedings Library 848, 400–404 (2004).

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