Fabrication of MoO2 crystal/carbon nanofiber composites via LiCl-KCl flux

Katsuya Teshima, Nobutaka Shikine, Ryota Hayakawa, Kunio Yubuta, Takaomi Suzuki, Morinobu Endo, Toetsu Shishido, Shuji Oishi

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Molybdenum dioxide (MoO2)/carbon nanofiber composites were successfully fabricated by LiCl-KCl flux cooling. The preparation was obtained by heating mixtures of MoO3, LiCl, KCl, and carbon nanofibers at 500°C for 10h and then carrying out quenching in a furnace with the electric power turned off. The obtained MoO2/nanocarbon composites were blackish and had a metallic luster. The obtained composites have lengths of about 5-150 μm and are in the form of prism. The carbon nanofibers and MoO2 crystals were interfused densely with each other. Carbon nanofibers were found to act as a reducing agent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-737
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number1 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 22


  • Carbon nanofiber
  • Composite
  • Flux method
  • LiCl-KCl
  • MoO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Teshima, K., Shikine, N., Hayakawa, R., Yubuta, K., Suzuki, T., Endo, M., Shishido, T., & Oishi, S. (2008). Fabrication of MoO2 crystal/carbon nanofiber composites via LiCl-KCl flux. Japanese journal of applied physics, 47(1 PART 2), 735-737. https://doi.org/10.1143/JJAP.47.735