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Gold nanowires from silicon nanowire templates

Wong, T. C.; Li, C. P.; Zhang, R. Q.; Lee, S. T.


We report a simple method for producing goldnanowires (AuNWs) by using siliconnanowires (SiNWs) as templates. Uniform AuNWs were formed in the core of SiNWs, when SiNWs coated with Au were furnaceannealed at ∼880 °C at 10⁻² Torr.Transmission electron microscopy(TEM) examination showed the AuNWs had diameters of ∼10 nm. High-resolution TEM revealed lattice fringes with an interlayer spacing of 0.235 nm, which corresponds to the spacing in Au crystal, confirming the AuNWs are crystalline.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004-01-19
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Physics Letters
DOI: 10.1063/1.1641179


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