Nanostructures of Crystalline Molybdenum Trioxide Grown by Condensation in a Carrier Gas
Abstract:Molybdenum trioxide nanostructures were grown by direct evaporation of MoO3 from a tungsten boat resistively heated in the presence of hydrogen or helium as carrier gas at pressures from 100 to 600 Pa. Crystalline structures such as, nanoribbons, nanofibers, nanoneedles and nanoparticles were obtained at source temperatures below 900 °C. On the other hand, at source temperatures above 1000 °C, nanoporous structures were obtained. The latter were found more often when hydrogen was used as carrier gas.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2008
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