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Pressure-induced metallization and amorphization in VO2(A) nanorods
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2016 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 93, no 18, 184109Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A metallic state enabled by the metal-insulator transition (MIT) in single crystal VO2(A) nanorods is demonstrated, which provides important physical foundation in experimental understanding of MIT in VO2. The observed tetragonal metallic state at ∼28 GPa should be interpreted as a distinct metastable state, while increasing pressure to ∼32 GPa, it transforms into a metallic amorphous state completely. The metallization is due to V 3d orbital electrons delocalization, and the amorphization is attributed to the unique variation of V-O-V bond angle. A metallic amorphous VO2 state is found under pressure, which is beneficial to explore the phase diagram of VO2. Furthermore, this work proves the occurrence of both the metallization and amorphization in octahedrally coordinated materials.

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2016. Vol. 93, no 18, 184109
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Amorphization, vanadium dioxide, high pressure, metal-insulator transition
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Condensed Matter Physics
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Solid State Physics
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121830DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.184109ISI: 000376636100001OAI: diva2:934538
Available from: 2016-06-09 Created: 2016-06-09 Last updated: 2016-06-22Bibliographically approved

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