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Stress-induced domain dynamics and phase transitions in epitaxially grown VO₂ nanowires.

Sohn, JI and Joo, HJ and Kim, KS and Yang, HW and Jang, AR and Ahn, D and Lee, HH and Cha, S and Kang, DJ and Kim, JM and EWelland, M (2012) Stress-induced domain dynamics and phase transitions in epitaxially grown VO₂ nanowires. Nanotechnology, 23. 205707-.

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Abstract

We demonstrate that surface stresses in epitaxially grown VO₂ nanowires (NWs) have a strong effect on the appearance and stability of intermediate insulating M₂ phases, as well as the spatial distribution of insulating and metallic domains during structural phase transitions. During the transition from an insulating M1 phase to a metallic R phase, the coexistence of insulating M₁ and M₂ phases with the absence of a metallic R phase was observed at atmospheric pressure. In addition, we show that, for a VO₂ NW without the presence of an epitaxial interface, surface stresses dominantly lead to spatially inhomogeneous phase transitions between insulating and metallic phases. In contrast, for a VO₂ NW with the presence of an epitaxial interface, the strong epitaxial interface interaction leads to additional stresses resulting in uniformly alternating insulating and metallic domains along the NW length.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer Simulation Electric Conductivity Materials Testing Models, Chemical Models, Molecular Molecular Conformation Nanostructures Particle Size Phase Transition Stress, Mechanical Surface Properties Vanadium Compounds
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:29
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2014 10:45
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/23/20/205707