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Mixing does the magic: A rapid synthesis of high surface area noble metal nanosponges showing broadband nonlinear optical response

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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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn100320s

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
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
ID Code:11094
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:14 Sep 2011 05:41
Last Modified:14 Sep 2011 05:41

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