Heterostructured TiO2/In2O3 nanowires have been extensively applied in various photonic devices; their performance is highly related to the microstructures, which has not been, however, clearly understood; thus, it is important to investigate the microstructural evolution of the material during processing. In this work, the crystallinity and microstructure of TiO2/In2O3 nanowires were successfully controlled with the variation of annealing temperatures via solid-state reactions. The dynamic phase transformation process was demonstrated by in situ transmission electron microscope (TEM). Moreover, the elemental information at different states was identified by energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). It is found that different annealing temperatures would contribute to different solid-state reactions and nanowire heterostructures. Additionally, photoresponse studies show characteristics enhancement for such nanoheterostructures. This study provides the knowledge of the fundamental science in kinetics of heterostructured nanostructures, which benefits the improvement of the performance for future photonic applications.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering