Benfield, R.E. and Grandjean, D. and Dore, J.C. and Wu, Z. and Kroll, M. and Sawitowski, T. and Schmid, G. (2000) Structure of metal nanowires in nanoporous alumina membranes studied by EXAFS and X-ray diffraction. The European Physical Journal D - Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics, 16 (1). pp. 399-402. ISSN 1434-6060. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)
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The structure of nanowires of different metals grown within nanoporous alumina membranes has been studied by EXAFS, WAXS and high energy X-ray diffraction. Nanowires of gold, silver, copper and iron adopt the lattice structure and bond distances of the bull, metals, Cobalt nanowires on the other hand were composed of a mixture of hcp phase, stable at room temperature, and fcc phase., which in bulk cobalt is normally stable only at high temperatures, in a ratio depending on the pore size. The nanowires are non-continuous but are made of nanocrystallites whose shape and size was found to depend strongly on the metal. All the metals except gold showed the presence of a preferred orientation which was slight in the case of Ag and Cu but much stronger in the case of iron and cobalt nanowires.
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences|
|Depositing User:||Maggie Francis|
|Date Deposited:||24 Jun 2009 10:26|
|Last Modified:||15 Apr 2014 09:13|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13350 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|