Sol-gel template synthesis and characterization of VO 2 nanotube arrays

Chunming Huang, Lihua Chen, Gang Xu, Lei Miao

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In this paper, we report on the obtention of highly ordered VO 2 nanotube arrays synthesized by the simple sol-gel template method. Techniques of transmission electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy were used to characterize the morphology and structure of the as-synthesized nanotube arrays. It is found that the size of the as-obtained nanotubes has the dimension of 180-220 nm in outer diameter, 110-140 nm in inner diameter and up to 10 μm in length. The results show that as-synthesized sample is assigned to VO 2 (B) phase in expected V/O ratio with V existing in the +4 oxidation state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-107
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemical synthesis
  • Crystal growth
  • Vanadium dioxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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