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Wet-chemical templateless assembly of metal nanowires from nanoparticles

TitleWet-chemical templateless assembly of metal nanowires from nanoparticles
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsMaddanimath, T, Kumar, A, D'Arcy-Galla, J, Ganesan, PG, Vijayamohanan, K, Ramanath, G
JournalChemical Communications
Date PublishedJAN
Type of ArticleArticle

We describe a new, simple, room-temperature wet-chemical approach for assembling Au and Ag nanoparticles into nanowire networks, without the use of lithographic templates. Five to 35 nm-diameter nanowires passivated with a thin organic layer were synthesized by mechanically agitating a biphasic liquid mixture of an aqueous hydrosol containing the nanoparticles, and toluene. Nanowire structure and surface chemistry are discussed based on electron microscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analyses.

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Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) - India

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Physical and Materials Chemistry