Formation of Molybdenum Oxide Nano-whiskers during Heating Compressed Powder

Document Type : Research Paper


Materials and Energy Research Center (MERC), I.R. Iran


In this study the synthesis of molybdenum oxide nano-whiskers with circular cross-section is performed. In
some areas, it was observed that also some whiskers have open tips exhibiting their hollow structures. These
whiskers have side dimensions ranging 2-5 μm with an average diameter in the nanometer rang. The structure
suggested the vapor-liquid-solid growth mechanism (VLS). Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to
characterize microstructure evolution of specimens treated by heating processes.