Atomic layer structure of vanadium oxide nanotubes grown on nanourchin structures
Newcomb, Simon B.
Santa-Ana, María A.
Sotomayor Torres, Clivia M.
We report the detailed characterization of high quality vanadium oxide (VOx) nanotubes (NTs) and highlight the zipping of adjacent vanadate layers in such NTs formed on remarkable nanourchin structures. These nanostructures consist of high-density spherical radial arrays of NTs. The results evidence vanadate NTs with unprecedented uniformity and evidences the first report of vanadate atomic layer zipping. The NTs are ∼2 μm in length with inner diameters of 20-30 nm. The tube walls comprise scrolled triplet-layers of vanadate intercalated with organic surfactant. Such high-volume structures might be useful as open-access electrolyte scaffolds for lithium insertion-based charge storage devices.
Vanadium compounds , Nanotubes , Surfactants , Intercalation compounds
O'Dwyer, C., Lavayen, V., Newcomb, S. B., Benavente, E., Santa Ana, M. A., Gonzalez, G., Sotomayor Torres, C. M. (2007) 'Atomic layer structure of vanadium oxide nanotubes grown on nanourchin structures'. Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, 10(4), pp. A111-A114. http://esl.ecsdl.org/content/10/4/A111.abstract
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