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Synthesis of nanometre-thick MoO3 sheets

zadeh, Kourosh Kalantar- and Tang, Jianshi and Wang, Minsheng and Wang, Kang L. and Shailos, Alexandros and Galatsis, Kosmas and Kojima, Robert and Strong, Veronica and Lech, Andrew and Wlodarski, Wojtek and Kaner, Richard B. (2009) Synthesis of nanometre-thick MoO3 sheets. nanoscale .

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The formation of MoO3 sheets of nanoscale thickness is described. They are made from several fundamental sheets of orthorhombic -MoO3, which can be processed in large quantities via a low cost synthesis route that combines thermal evaporation and mechanical exfoliation. These fundamental sheets consist of double-layers of linked distorted MoO6 octahedra. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) measurements show that the minimum resolvable thickness of these sheets is 1.4 nm which is equivalent to the thickness of two double-layers within one unit cell of the -MoO3 crystal.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:7923
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:03 Jan 2010 04:02
Last Modified:03 Jan 2010 04:02

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