Krishna , K. S. and Sandeep , C. S. and Philip , R. and Eswaramoorthy , M (2010) Mixing does the magic: A rapid synthesis of high surface area noble metal nanosponges showing broadband nonlinear optical response. ACS Nano, 4 (5). pp. 2681-2688.
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Here we report an instantaneous formation of high surface area metal nanosponges through a one-step inexpensive method in a completely green solvent, water. Merely by optimizing the concentration of the precursors and the reducing agent, we were able to generate a three-dimensional porous structure made up of nanowire networks. This is a general process, involves a simple, room temperature reduction of metal salts with sodium borohydride, and is therefore scalable to any amount. Further, these nanoporous metals because of their network structures show optical limiting behavior of a true broadband nature that would find applications in optoelectronic nanodevices.
|Subjects:||Physical Science > Nano objects|
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Material Science > Nanochemistry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics|
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
|Deposited On:||14 Sep 2011 05:41|
|Last Modified:||14 Sep 2011 05:41|
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