Divanadium Pentoxide Nanorods


  • The authors gratefully thank F. Dassenoy from the Fritz Haber Institut for performing the X-ray diffraction measurements and fruitful discussions on the calculations. The present results were part of the DFG project within the SFB-546 project B2. We thank the DFG for financial support.


The reverse micelle technique, here used to synthesize divanadium pentoxide nanorods, enables the nanorod length to be tuned easily by simply keeping them in the micellar solution after the synthesis. The nanorods are characterized by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. These techniques show that the nanorods are made of divanadium pentoxide with the structure of γ-V2O5.