A novel method for preparing vertically grown single-crystalline gold nanowires

Hsien Tse Tung, Jenn Ming Song, Yung Tang Nien, In-Gann Chen

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A surfactant-free, template-less and seed-less method, namely the thermal-assisted photoreduction (TAP) process, has been developed to synthesize vertically grown Au nanowires (30-80 nm in diameter and about 2 μm in length) on the surface of thin film titanium dioxide (TiO2), which is locally excited by blackbody radiation. The Au nanowires thus produced are single-crystalline with a preferred growth direction. The electrical behavior investigated using a nanomanipulation device indicates that the Au nanowires possess an excellent electrical resistivity of about 3.49 × 10 -8 Ω m.

Original languageEnglish
Article number455603
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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