Direct observation of MoO2 crystal growth from amorphous MoO3 film

Kenji Nina, Yuki Kimura, Kaori Yokoyama, Osamu Kido, Gong Binyo, Chihiro Kaito

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The formation process of MoO2 crystal from amorphous MoO3 film has been imaged by in situ observation with a transmission electron microscope. Selective growth of flower-shaped MoO2 crystals by heating above 673 K in vacuum was directly observed. Since the MoO2 crystal has metallic conductivity of the order of indium oxide film containing tin (ITO film), the thin film growth of the MoO2 phase has been discussed on the basis of a new substitute for ITO film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2995-2998
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 1


  • Crystallization
  • Molybdenum oxide
  • Transmission electron microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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