The structural and magnetic properties in vanadium dioxide (V O2) nanorods prepared by the hydrothermal treatment are shown to be markedly different from the case of the bulk system. A peculiar mixed phase of an insulating monoclinic structure (M2) that is observed in the bulk systems under doping or stress and a rutile (R) structure was revealed and confirmed by transmission electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and electron spin resonance measurements. Besides, a broad transition from a high-temperature magnetic phase to a low-temperature one, with quite distinct magnetic correlation strengths, was observed.
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