Switching adhesion forces by crossing the metal–insulator transition in Magnéli-type vanadium oxide crystals

Abstract

Magnéli-type vanadium oxides form the homologous series V(n)O(2) (n) (-1) and exhibit a temperature-induced, reversible metal-insulator first order phase transition (MIT). We studied the change of the adhesion force across the transition temperature between the cleavage planes of various vanadium oxide Magnéli phases (n = 3 … 7) and spherical titanium… (More)
DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.2.8

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