Vanadium dioxide undergoes a metal-insulator transition, in which the strain condition plays an important role. To investigate the strain contribution, a phenomenological thermodynamic potential for the vanadium dioxide single crystal was constructed. The transformations under the uniaxial stress, wire, and thin film boundary conditions were analyzed, and the corresponding phase diagrams were constructed. The calculated phase diagrams agree well with existing experimental data, and show that the transformation temperature (and Curie temperature) strongly depends on the strain condition.


Materials Science and Engineering


This work is supported by NSF under Grant No. DMR 0507146.

Keywords and Phrases

Experimental data; Strain conditions; Thermodynamic potentials; Transformation temperatures; Uniaxial stress; Vanadium dioxide, Metadata; Metal insulator boundaries; Metal insulator transition; Phase diagrams; Semiconductor insulator boundaries; Thermodynamics; Vanadium; Vanadium alloys, Single crystals

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0021-8979; 1089-7550

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Article - Journal

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Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Oct 2010