In situ growth and characterization of Ag and Cu nanowires

X Ding, G Briggs, Wuzong Zhou, Q Chen, L M Peng

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Abstract

Nanowires of Ag and Cu have been produced from metal-loaded zeolites and micropore-containing mesoporous silica SBA-15 in situ inside the electron microscope. The structures of the nanowires have been characterized by using high-resolution electron microscopy and the compositions have been examined by energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy. The growth of single-crystal nanowires was controlled by the electron beam density. The growth mechanism of the metal nanowires is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S376-S380
Number of pages5
JournalNanotechnology
Volume17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2006

Keywords

  • LARGE-SCALE SYNTHESIS
  • SILVER NANOWIRES
  • CARBON NANOTUBES
  • NANOPARTICLES
  • TEMPLATE
  • IRRADIATION
  • ROUTE

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