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Title: Twin Crystal Induced near Zero Thermal Expansion in SnO2 Nanowires

Abstract

Knowledge of controllable thermal expansion is a fundamental issue in the field of materials science and engineering. Direct blocking of the thermal expansions in positive thermal expansion materials is a challenging but fascinating task. We report a near zero thermal expansion (ZTE) of SnO2 achieved from twin crystal nanowires, which is highly correlated to the twin boundaries. Local structural evolutions followed by pair distribution function revealed a remarkable thermal local distortion along the twin boundary. Lattice dynamics investigated by Raman scattering evidenced the hardening of phonon frequency induced by the twin crystal compressing, giving rise to the ZTE of SnO2 nanowires. Further DFT calculation of Grüneisen parameters confirms the key role of compressive stress on ZTE. Finally, our results provide an insight into the thermal expansion behavior regarding to twin crystal boundaries, which could be beneficial to the applications.

Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Science and Technology Beijing (China). Dept. of Physical Chemistry
  2. Beijing Inst. of Technology (China). School of Aerospace Engineering
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China). Beijing National Lab. for Condensed Matter Physics. Inst. of Physics
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). X-Ray Science Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Univ. of Science and Technology Beijing (China); Beijing Inst. of Technology (China); Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); Program for Changjiang Scholars (China); Program of Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities (China)
OSTI Identifier:
1480769
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; 21590793; 21731001; IRT1207; B14003
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 140; Journal Issue: 24; Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7863
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Zhu, He, Li, Qiang, Yang, Chao, Zhang, Qinghua, Ren, Yang, Gao, Qilong, Wang, Na, Lin, Kun, Deng, Jinxia, Chen, Jun, Gu, Lin, Hong, Jiawang, and Xing, Xianran. Twin Crystal Induced near Zero Thermal Expansion in SnO2 Nanowires. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b03232.
Zhu, He, Li, Qiang, Yang, Chao, Zhang, Qinghua, Ren, Yang, Gao, Qilong, Wang, Na, Lin, Kun, Deng, Jinxia, Chen, Jun, Gu, Lin, Hong, Jiawang, & Xing, Xianran. Twin Crystal Induced near Zero Thermal Expansion in SnO2 Nanowires. United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b03232
Zhu, He, Li, Qiang, Yang, Chao, Zhang, Qinghua, Ren, Yang, Gao, Qilong, Wang, Na, Lin, Kun, Deng, Jinxia, Chen, Jun, Gu, Lin, Hong, Jiawang, and Xing, Xianran. Tue . "Twin Crystal Induced near Zero Thermal Expansion in SnO2 Nanowires". United States. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.8b03232. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1480769.
@article{osti_1480769,
title = {Twin Crystal Induced near Zero Thermal Expansion in SnO2 Nanowires},
author = {Zhu, He and Li, Qiang and Yang, Chao and Zhang, Qinghua and Ren, Yang and Gao, Qilong and Wang, Na and Lin, Kun and Deng, Jinxia and Chen, Jun and Gu, Lin and Hong, Jiawang and Xing, Xianran},
abstractNote = {Knowledge of controllable thermal expansion is a fundamental issue in the field of materials science and engineering. Direct blocking of the thermal expansions in positive thermal expansion materials is a challenging but fascinating task. We report a near zero thermal expansion (ZTE) of SnO2 achieved from twin crystal nanowires, which is highly correlated to the twin boundaries. Local structural evolutions followed by pair distribution function revealed a remarkable thermal local distortion along the twin boundary. Lattice dynamics investigated by Raman scattering evidenced the hardening of phonon frequency induced by the twin crystal compressing, giving rise to the ZTE of SnO2 nanowires. Further DFT calculation of Grüneisen parameters confirms the key role of compressive stress on ZTE. Finally, our results provide an insight into the thermal expansion behavior regarding to twin crystal boundaries, which could be beneficial to the applications.},
doi = {10.1021/jacs.8b03232},
journal = {Journal of the American Chemical Society},
number = 24,
volume = 140,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: (a) The HRTEM image of SnO2 twin crystal nanowires. The zigzag morphology of the nanowire has been sketched. The inset is the TEM image of the nanowires. (b) ABF image of atomic arrangement around twin boundary viewed along [1 1 -1]. The left inset is the zoom-in imagemore » emphasizing the atomic arrangement in the yellow box. The right inset is the schematic diagram of the mirror symmetric structure regarding to the (1 0 1) twin boundary.« less

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