27 September 2010 to 1 October 2010
CSIR Convention Centre
Africa/Johannesburg timezone

Optimization of the laser pyrolysis parameters to synthesis vanadium oxide (VO2+x) nanostructures

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CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR Convention Centre

CSIR, Pretoria
Presentation Track A - Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science


Mr Lerato Shikwambana (CSIR-NLC)


A laser pyrolysis (LP) technique was used to synthesisVO2+x nanostructures at a wavelength of 10.6 µm and power density of 2.4 kW/cm2. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) showed nano-rods with lengths of 185 nm and diameters of 53 nm. Energy dispersive x-ray (EDX) analysis established the presence of vanadium oxide.

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Mr Lerato Shikwambana (CSIR-NLC)


Prof. Andrew Forbes (CSIR-NLC) Dr Bonex Mwakikunga (CSIR-NLC) Prof. Elias Sideras-Haddad (University of the Witwatersrand) Mr Malcolm Govender (CSIR-NLC)

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