Title

Nanowires and Nanoribbons of Charge-Density-Wave Conductor NbSe3

Abstract

We report synthesis of nanowires and nanoribbons of the charge-density-wave conductor NbSe3 through direct reaction of Nb and Se powders. The transverse dimension of the obtained nanostructures, as identified with scanning/transmission electron microscopy, ranges from 20 to 700 nm. X-ray and selected area electron diffraction analyses indicate that these nanowires and nanoribbons are single crystalline. Four-probe resistivity measurements confirm the expected charge-density-wave transitions, and furthermore, we find significant enhancement in the depinning threshold fields, which we attribute to a confinement effect.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Conductive Materials; Electron Diffraction; Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy; Niobium Compounds; Powder Metals; Scanning Electron Microscopy; Stoichiometry; Transmission Electron Microscopy; X Ray Diffraction Analysis; Nanostructured Materials; Nanotube; Niobium; Selenium; Chemistry; Conformation; Crystallization; Electric Conductivity; Electricity; Instrumentation; Materials Testing; Methodology; Nanotechnology; Surface Property; Ultrastructure

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1530-6984

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2005 American Chemical Society (ACS), All rights reserved.

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