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Controlling the electrodeposition of mesoporous metals for nanoplasmonics

Rong , Zhu and McLachlan, Martyn and Reyntjens, Steve and Tariq, Farid and Ryan, Mary P. and McComb, David W. (2009) Controlling the electrodeposition of mesoporous metals for nanoplasmonics. nanoscale .

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We have investigated the mechanism for formation of large-scale ordered structures of copper and silver by direct electrodeposition through colloidal crystal templates. It is demonstrated that the morphology is controlled by the diffusion of reactant species (metal cations and oxygen molecules) from the bulk solution to the electrode surface. The Cu system can be tuned to fill or not to fill the original drying cracks in the template in order to produce isolated or interconnected domains. This has great potential for the formation of individual or interconnected antennae in nanoplasmonic structures.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:7856
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:27 Nov 2009 16:11
Last Modified:27 Nov 2009 16:11

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