We report the synthesis of single-crystalline VO2 nanowires with rectangular cross sections using a vapor transport method. These nanowires have typical diameters of 60 (±30) nm and lengths up to >10 μm. Electron microscopy and diffraction measurements show that the VO2 nanowires are single crystalline and exhibit a monoclinic structure. Moreover, they preferentially grow along the  direction and are bounded by the (011) and (011) facets. These VO2 nanowires should provide promising materials for fundamental investigations of nanoscale metal-insulator transitions.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|State||Published - Jan 19 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (all)
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry