Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp 643–645 | Cite as

Single-crystal growth of VO2 by isothermal flux-evaporation

  • S. Aramaki
  • R. Roy


Single crystals up to 1 cm×5 mm×5mm of VO2 have been grown by utilisation of the isothermal flux-evaporation principle. The “flux” used is V2O5 which results in the formation of a low-melting eutectic with a composition between V2O5 and VO2. Best growth was achieved at 1210° C at a pO2 of 10−3.8, yielding crystals up to 2×2×0.5 cm. The formation of a new oxy-carbonate of vanadium is reported and serves as an illustration of the dangers involved in contamination from “controlled atmospheres”.


Polymer Atmosphere Vanadium V2O5 Control Atmosphere 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Aramaki
    • 1
  • R. Roy
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Research LaboratoryThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUSA

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