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Birnessite-type MnO2 Nanowalls and Their Magnetic Properties

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posted on 06.11.2008 by H. T. Zhu, J. Luo, H. X. Yang, J. K. Liang, G. H. Rao, J. B. Li, Z. M. Du
Birnessite-type MnO2 nanowalls have been fabricated on Si(111) substrate by a facile solution method. The XRD pattern indicates that the sample has the typical feature of turbostratic disorder and prefers to grow in the ab plane. The nanowalls are composed of thin flakes distributing uniformly over the surface of the Si(111) substrate. A magnetic transition temperature of 9.2 K is determined. Prominent magnetic anisotropy with the easy magnetization direction in the ab plane is observed at 5 K.