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Title: On-demand nanoscale manipulations of vanadium oxide phases

Abstract

Controlling material properties at the nanoscale is a critical enabler of high performance electronic and photonic devices. A prototypical material example is VO2, where a structural phase transition in correlation with dramatic changes in resistivity, optical response, and thermal properties demonstrates particular technological importance. While the phase transition in VO2 can be controlled at macroscopic scales, reliable and reversible nanoscale control of the material phases has remained elusive. Here, reconfigurable nanoscale manipulations of VO2 from the pristine monoclinic semiconducting phase to either a stable monoclinic metallic phase, a metastable rutile metallic phase, or a layered insulating phase using an atomic force microscope is demonstrated at room temperature. The capability to directly write and erase arbitrary 2D patterns of different material phases with distinct optical and electrical properties builds a solid foundation for future reprogrammable multifunctional device engineering.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1604898
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1566899
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-06CH11357; DE‐SC‐0010399]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Functional Materials (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
[Journal Name: Advanced Functional Materials (Online); Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 49]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
near-field; phase transition; probe lithography; strong correlation; vanadium oxide

Citation Formats

Schrecongost, Dustin, Aziziha, Mina, Zhang, Hai-Tian, Tung, I-Cheng, Tessmer, Joseph, Yang, Ming, Dai, Weitao, Engel-Herbert, Roman, Wen, Haidan, and Cen, Cheng. On-demand nanoscale manipulations of vanadium oxide phases. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/adfm.201905585.
Schrecongost, Dustin, Aziziha, Mina, Zhang, Hai-Tian, Tung, I-Cheng, Tessmer, Joseph, Yang, Ming, Dai, Weitao, Engel-Herbert, Roman, Wen, Haidan, & Cen, Cheng. On-demand nanoscale manipulations of vanadium oxide phases. United States. doi:10.1002/adfm.201905585.
Schrecongost, Dustin, Aziziha, Mina, Zhang, Hai-Tian, Tung, I-Cheng, Tessmer, Joseph, Yang, Ming, Dai, Weitao, Engel-Herbert, Roman, Wen, Haidan, and Cen, Cheng. Sun . "On-demand nanoscale manipulations of vanadium oxide phases". United States. doi:10.1002/adfm.201905585.
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abstractNote = {Controlling material properties at the nanoscale is a critical enabler of high performance electronic and photonic devices. A prototypical material example is VO2, where a structural phase transition in correlation with dramatic changes in resistivity, optical response, and thermal properties demonstrates particular technological importance. While the phase transition in VO2 can be controlled at macroscopic scales, reliable and reversible nanoscale control of the material phases has remained elusive. Here, reconfigurable nanoscale manipulations of VO2 from the pristine monoclinic semiconducting phase to either a stable monoclinic metallic phase, a metastable rutile metallic phase, or a layered insulating phase using an atomic force microscope is demonstrated at room temperature. The capability to directly write and erase arbitrary 2D patterns of different material phases with distinct optical and electrical properties builds a solid foundation for future reprogrammable multifunctional device engineering.},
doi = {10.1002/adfm.201905585},
journal = {Advanced Functional Materials (Online)},
number = [49],
volume = [29],
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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