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Formation of Nb2O5 nanotube Arrays through phase transformation

Yan, Chenglin and Xue, Dongfeng (2008) Formation of Nb2O5 nanotube Arrays through phase transformation. ADVANCED MATERIALS, 20 (5). 1055+.

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The successful synthesis of monoclinic Nb2O5 nanotube arrays (see figure) from pseudo-hexagonal Nb2O5 nanorod arrays is reported; the synthesis is based on phase transformation accompanied by void formation, where voids can be intriguingly generated during phase transformation. A key parameter for achieving nanotube growth is the energy difference between the pseudohexagonal and inonoclinic Nb2O5 nanostructures, which determines the phase transformation.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Arrays • Ceramics • Nanotubes • Niobium • Phase transitions
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:278
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:21 Nov 2008 17:13
Last Modified:03 Feb 2009 11:39

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