# Highly repeatable nanoscale phase coexistence in vanadium dioxide films

@article{Huffman2016HighlyRN,
title={Highly repeatable nanoscale phase coexistence in vanadium dioxide films},
author={Tyler J. Huffman and D. J. Lahneman and Sun Long Wang and Tetiana Slusar and Bong Jun Kim and Hyun-Tak Kim and M. Mumtaz Qazilbash},
journal={Physical Review B},
year={2016},
volume={97},
pages={085146}
}
• Published 2 December 2016
• Materials Science
• Physical Review B
It is generally believed that in first-order phase transitions in materials with imperfections, the formation of phase domains must be affected to some extent by stochastic (probabilistic) processes. The stochasticity would lead to unreliable performance in nanoscale devices that have the potential to exploit the transformation of physical properties in a phase transition. Here we show that stochasticity at nanometer length scales is completely suppressed in the thermally driven metal-insulator…
12 Citations

## Figures from this paper

• Physics
Science
• 2021
An electrically triggered, isostructural state that forms transiently on microsecond time scales is discovered, shown by phase-field simulations to be stabilized by local heterogeneities and interfacial interactions between the equilibrium phases.
• Physics
• 2022
Vanadium dioxide (VO 2 ) has drawn signiﬁcant attention for its near room temperature insulator to metal transition and associated structural phase transition. The underlying Physics behind the
• Physics
• 2019
The dimer Mott insulator $\kappa$-(BEDT-TTF)$_2$Cu$_2$(CN)$_3$ can be tuned into a metallic and superconducting state upon applying pressure of 1.5 kbar and more. We have performed dielectric
• Physics
Journal of Applied Physics
• 2018
The real and imaginary parts of the dielectric function of VO2 thin films, deposited on r-plane sapphire via pulsed laser deposition, are measured by means of visible-infrared ellipsometry for
• Physics
Materials Research Express
• 2019
A vanadium dioxide (VO2) and Gold nanotriangle composite sandwich structure (VO2/Au/VO2) was fabricated via nanosphere lithography technique. It exhibits reversible localized surface plasmon
• Physics
Journal of Applied Physics
• 2020
High-temperature superconductors such as REBa2Cu3O7 − δ (REBCO, RE = rare earth) enable high-current cables and high-field magnets. By removing the turn-to-turn insulation in a magnet application,
• Physics
• 2019
This work focuses on the pioneering efforts to study the nanoscale electrodynamic properties of plasmonic metamaterials, strongly correlated quantum materials, and polaritonic systems at room or cryogenic temperatures.
• Physics, Materials Science
• 2020
This review provides a perspective on recent developments and their implications for our understanding of novel quantum phenomena in the physics of two-dimensional organic solids. We concentrate on

## References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 50 REFERENCES

• Physics
Nature communications
• 2015
The results suggest an electronic mechanism dominating the photoinduced IMT, but also highlight the difficulty to deduce microscopic mechanisms when the true intrinsic material response is yet unclear.
• Physics
Nature nanotechnology
• 2009
New aspects of the metal-insulator transition are reported, studied in single-domain vanadium dioxide nanobeams, with observed supercooling of the metallic phase by 50 degrees C, an activation energy in the insulating phase that is consistent with the optical gap, and a connection between theMetal- insulator transition and the equilibrium carrier density in theinsulating phase.
• Physics
Nature
• 2013
It is shown that studying single-crystal VO2 nanobeams in a purpose-built nanomechanical strain apparatus allows investigation of this prototypical phase transition with unprecedented control and precision, and the striking finding that the triple point of the metallic phase and two insulating phases is at the transition temperature.
• Materials Science
Science
• 2010
Study of a strained manganite thin film placed on a substrate allowed visualization of the phase separation as the magnetic field was varied, and an orientation-ordered percolating network was observed whose orientation and characteristic length scales suggest that the substrate-exerted strain was involved in network formation.
• Physics
• 2009
We have performed first order reversal curve measurements of the temperature-driven metal-insulator transition in VO$_2$ thin films, which enable quantitative analysis of the hysteresis behavior. An
• Materials Science
• 2004
The optical and morphological characteristics of vanadium dioxide nanoparticles and thin films during their nucleation and growth phases have been studied by correlating the temperature and sharpness
• Physics
• 2010
Vanadium dioxide $({\text{VO}}_{2})$ is a strongly correlated oxide that undergoes a sharp metal-insulator transition (MIT) in the vicinity of room temperature. Fundamental knowledge of the
VO2 single crystals with unprecedented quality, exhibiting a first‐order metal–insulator transition (MIT) at 67.8 °C and an insulator –insulator transition (IIT) at ∼49 °C, are grown using a
• Physics
Science
• 2007
The electronic properties of a prototypical correlated insulator vanadium dioxide in which the metallic state can be induced by increasing temperature is reported, setting the stage for investigations of charge dynamics on the nanoscale in other inhomogeneous correlated electron systems.
• Materials Science, Physics
Science
• 2002
The ferromagnetic domains almost disappear at a temperature T P2 higher than T P1, showing a local magnetic hysteresis in agreement with the resistivity hysteResis, indicating magnetic inhomogeneity.