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Vanadium Oxide: From Gels to Nanotubes

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Vanadium oxide nanotubes (VO x -NT) have been prepared by mixing hexadecylamine with V2O5·nH2O gels. This procedure was followed by an hydrothermal treatment (150–180°C, 2–7 days) which leads to a large quantity of VO x -NT. SEM and XRD analysis have been used to optimize the temperature and reaction time required for production of VO x -Nt and morphology of the nanotubes investigated by TEM.

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Chandrappa, G., Steunou, N., Cassaignon, S. et al. Vanadium Oxide: From Gels to Nanotubes. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology 26, 593–596 (2003).

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