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Synthesis and Growth Mechanism of Ni Nanotubes and Nanowires

Li, Xiaoru and Wang, Yiqian and Song, Guojun and Peng, Zhi and Yu, Yongming and She, Xilin and Li, Jianjiang (2009) Synthesis and Growth Mechanism of Ni Nanotubes and Nanowires. Nanoscale Research Letters, 4 (9). pp. 1015-1020.

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Highly ordered Ni nanotube and nanowire arrays were fabricated via electrodeposition. The Ni microstructures and the process of the formation were investigated using conventional and high-resolution transmission electron microscope. Herein, we demonstrated the systematic fabrication of Ni nanotube and nanowire arrays and proposed an original growth mechanism. With the different deposition time, nanotubes or nanowires can be obtained. Tubular nanostructures can be obtained at short time, while nanowires take longer time to form. This formation mechanism is applicable to design and synthesize other metal nanostructures and even compound nanostuctures via template-based electrodeposition.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanotubes - Nanowires - Growth mechanism - Electrodeposition
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Technology > Manufacturing processes for nanotechnology
ID Code:6933
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:17 Aug 2009 16:29
Last Modified:17 Aug 2009 16:29

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