Transport properties of single vanadium oxide nanowire

Kien-Wen Sun*

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We measured I-V characteristics and electrical resistance, in the temperature range from room temperature to above 600 K in order to obtain nanodevices. Measurements were taken on a single V2O5 nanowire deposited on a Si template, where two-point and four-point metallic contacts were previously made using e-beam lithography. In both two- and four-point probe measurements, the I-V curves were clearly linear and symmetrical with respect to both axes. Drastic reduction in electrical resistance and deviation from single valued activation energy with increasing temperature indicated phase transitions taking place in the nanowire. From temperature-dependent HR-Micro Raman measurements, reductions from V 2O5 to VO2/V2O3 phases took place at a temperature as low as 500 K, when electrons were injected to the nanowire through electrical contacts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-13
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Procedia
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 1st International Conference on Physics Science and Technology, ICPST 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 12 Dec 201113 Dec 2011


  • Dielectrophoresis
  • Metal oxide
  • Nanowire
  • Phase transition


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