Molybdenum Oxides - From Fundamentals to Functionality.

Title Molybdenum Oxides - From Fundamentals to Functionality.
Authors I.Alves de Castro; R.Shankar Datta; J.Zhen Ou; A. Castellanos-Gomez; S. Sriram; T. Daeneke; K. Kalantar-Zadeh
Journal Adv Mater
DOI 10.1002/adma.201701619

The properties and applications of molybdenum oxides are reviewed in depth. Molybdenum is found in various oxide stoichiometries, which have been employed for different high-value research and commercial applications. The great chemical and physical characteristics of molybdenum oxides make them versatile and highly tunable for incorporation in optical, electronic, catalytic, bio, and energy systems. Variations in the oxidation states allow manipulation of the crystal structure, morphology, oxygen vacancies, and dopants, to control and engineer electronic states. Despite this overwhelming functionality and potential, a definitive resource on molybdenum oxide is still unavailable. The aim here is to provide such a resource, while presenting an insightful outlook into future prospective applications for molybdenum oxides.

Citation I.Alves de Castro; R.Shankar Datta; J.Zhen Ou; A. Castellanos-Gomez; S. Sriram; T. Daeneke; K. Kalantar-Zadeh.Molybdenum Oxides - From Fundamentals to Functionality.. Adv Mater Weinheim. 2017. doi:10.1002/adma.201701619

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See more Molybdenum products. Molybdenum (atomic symbol: Mo, atomic number: 42) is a Block D, Group 6, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 95.96. Molybdenum Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of molybdenum's shells is [2, 8, 18, 13, 1] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d5 5s1. The molybdenum atom has a radius of 139 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 209 pm. In its elemental form, molybdenum has a gray metallic appearance. Molybdenum was discovered by Carl Wilhelm in 1778 and first isolated by Peter Jacob Hjelm in 1781. Molybdenum is the 54th most abundant element in the earth's crust. Elemental MolybdenumIt has the third highest melting point of any element, exceeded only by tungsten and tantalum. Molybdenum does not occur naturally as a free metal, it is found in various oxidation states in minerals. The primary commercial source of molybdenum is molybdenite, although it is also recovered as a byproduct of copper and tungsten mining. The origin of the name Molybdenum comes from the Greek word molubdos meaning lead.

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