Journal Article


Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres
Guillermo Gonzalez
María A. Santa-Ana
Eglantina Benavente
Simon B. Newcomb
Vladimir Lavayen
Colm O'Dwyer



intercalation compounds structures nanotubes nanostructures vanadium compounds surfactants open access vanadium oxide

Atomic layer structure of vanadium oxide nanotubes grown on nanourchin structures (2007)

Abstract We report the detailed characterization of high quality vanadium oxide (VOx) nanotubes (NTs) and highlight the zipping of adjacent vanadate layers in such NTs formed on remarkable nanourchin structures. These nanostructures consist of high-density spherical radial arrays of NTs. The results evidence vanadate NTs with unprecedented uniformity and evidences the first report of vanadate atomic layer zipping. The NTs are ∼2 μm in length with inner diameters of 20-30 nm. The tube walls comprise scrolled triplet-layers of vanadate intercalated with organic surfactant. Such high-volume structures might be useful as open-access electrolyte scaffolds for lithium insertion-based charge storage devices.
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Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, Guillermo Gonzalez, María A. Santa-Ana, Eglantina Benavente, Simon B. Newcomb, Vladimir Lavayen, Colm O'Dwyer

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