Silver nanowires electrodeposited from reverse hexagonal liquid crystals

Limin Huang, Huanting Wang, Zhengbao Wang, Anupam Mitra, Yushan Yan

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Abstract

A novel, simple and efficient procedure was developed to electrodeposit one-dimensional Ag nanowires from reverse hexagonal liquid crystalline phases by using their one-dimensional cylindrical aqueous microdomains as space-confined reactors. Using this soft-template approach, flexible Ag nanowire arrays with wire diameter of 15-30 nm, high aspect ratio over 1000, and high wire densities over 1011 wires/cm2 were obtained. The Ag nanowire arrays can be easily collected by simply washing. The nanowires obtained can be used either in high-density bundle form or as single wires after dispersion by untrasonication.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Volume676
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventSynthesis, Functional Properties and Applications of Nanostructures - San Francisco, CA, United States of America
Duration: 17 Apr 200120 Apr 2001

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