Low-temperature large-scale synthesis and electrical testing of ultralong copper nanowires

Melinda Mohl, Peter Pusztai, Á. Kukovecz, Z. Kónya, Jarmo Kukkola, Krisztian Kordas, Robert Vajtai, Pulickel M. Ajayan

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Abstract

Copper nanowires (NWs) with uniform diameters and lengths ranging from several hundreds of nanometers to several micrometers have been prepared with high yield by a simple hydrothermal procedure. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) analysis data indicate that the copper nanowires are free of any contamination, while the electron diffraction (ED) analysis has revealed the nanowires to be single crystals. The nanowire growth mechanism has also been discussed. Hexadecylamine is the surface stabilizing agent in our method, while glucose facilitates formation of single-crystalline seeds on which the copper nanowires grow. The electrical properties of the as-synthesized copper NWs have also been investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16496-16502
Number of pages7
JournalLangmuir
Volume26
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2 2010

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  • Electrochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Spectroscopy

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Low-temperature large-scale synthesis and electrical testing of ultralong copper nanowires. / Mohl, Melinda; Pusztai, Peter; Kukovecz, Á.; Kónya, Z.; Kukkola, Jarmo; Kordas, Krisztian; Vajtai, Robert; Ajayan, Pulickel M.

In: Langmuir, Vol. 26, No. 21, 02.11.2010, p. 16496-16502.

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Mohl, M, Pusztai, P, Kukovecz, Á, Kónya, Z, Kukkola, J, Kordas, K, Vajtai, R & Ajayan, PM 2010, 'Low-temperature large-scale synthesis and electrical testing of ultralong copper nanowires', Langmuir, vol. 26, no. 21, pp. 16496-16502. https://doi.org/10.1021/la101385e
Mohl, Melinda ; Pusztai, Peter ; Kukovecz, Á. ; Kónya, Z. ; Kukkola, Jarmo ; Kordas, Krisztian ; Vajtai, Robert ; Ajayan, Pulickel M. / Low-temperature large-scale synthesis and electrical testing of ultralong copper nanowires. In: Langmuir. 2010 ; Vol. 26, No. 21. pp. 16496-16502.
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