A facile route to VN and V2O3 nanocrystals from single precursor NH4VO3

Zeheng Yang, Peijun Cai, Luyang Chen, Yunle Gu, Liang Shi, Aiwu Zhao, Yitai Qian

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    V2O3 and VN nanocrystals have been synthesized by the decomposition of the precursor NH4VO3 and following nitridation in an autoclave with metallic Na flux at 450-600 °C. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) recorded the evolution process of the reaction from precursor NH4VO3 to hexagonal V2O3 and then to NaCl-type VN. In addition, the products were characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)229-232
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug 31


    • Chemical synthesis
    • Nanostructure
    • Transmission electron microscopy
    • X-ray diffraction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry

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