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Wet-chemical templateless assembly of metal nanowires from nanoparticles
- Maddanimath, T., Kumar, A., D'Arcy-Gall, J., Ganesan, P. G., Vijayamohanan, K., Ramanath, G.
- Chemical communications 2005 no.11 pp. 1435-1437
- ambient temperature, chemical reactions, distillates, electron microscopy, gold, liquids, nanogold, nanoparticles, nanosilver, nanowires, silver, thermogravimetry, toluene, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy
- We describe a new, simple, room-temperature wet-chemical approach for assembling Au and Ag nanoparticles into nanowire networks, without the use of lithographic templates. Five to 35 nm-diameter nanowires passivated with a thin organic layer were synthesized by mechanically agitating a biphasic liquid mixture of an aqueous hydrosol containing the nanoparticles, and toluene. Nanowire structure and surface chemistry are discussed based on electron microscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analyses.