Synthesis and Transport Properties of Nanostructured VO2 by Mechanochemical Processing

P. Billik, M. Čaplovičová 3 , J. Maňka 1 , Ľ. Čaplovič 4 , A. Cigáň 1 , A. Koňakovský 1 , R. Bystrický 1  and A. Dvurečenskij 1
  • 1 Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, 841 04 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2 Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Mlynská dolina, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 3 Department of Geology of Mineral Deposits, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Mlynská dolina, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 4 Faculty of Materials Science and Technology, Institute of Materials Science, J. Bottu 25, 917 24 Trnava, Slovakia

Synthesis and Transport Properties of Nanostructured VO2 by Mechanochemical Processing

The high-energy milling of the V2O5-Na2SO3 mixture in the range of 5 - 100 min leads to a synthesis of monoclinic VO2. The starting and minimum (at 220 °C) values of electric resistance R of the 100 min milled and pressed VO2-Na2SO4 mixture were 13.9 MΩ and 91.5 kΩ, respectively. The subsequent washing of the as-milled powder partially leads to the development of VO2 nanostructures with tube-like, sheet-like and rod-like morphology, besides VO2 (B) belt-like morphology, depending on the milling times.

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