Fabrication of nanoporous gold nanowires

Ji, Chunxin; Searson, Peter C.
December 2002
Applied Physics Letters;12/2/2002, Vol. 81 Issue 23, p4437
Academic Journal
We report a method for the fabrication of nanoporous nanowires with high surface area and well-defined pore morphology. The nanoporous nanowires are formed in a two-step process involving electrochemical deposition of a single-phase, two-component A[sub x]B[sub 1-x] alloy into a nanoporous template, and subsequent chemical etching of one component from the alloy after removal from the template. Here, we demonstrate the fabrication of nanoporous gold nanowires and also show that nonporous segments can be incorporated into multisegment nanowires.


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