Electron-beam induced growth of bare silver nanowires from zeolite crystallites

Citation
Mj. Edmondson et al., Electron-beam induced growth of bare silver nanowires from zeolite crystallites, ADVAN MATER, 13(21), 2001, pp. 1608
Citations number
22
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Multidisciplinary,"Material Science & Engineering
Journal title
ADVANCED MATERIALS
ISSN journal
0935-9648 → ACNP
Volume
13
Issue
21
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0935-9648(20011102)13:21<1608:EIGOBS>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
Silver nanowires grow from highly Ag+-loaded zeolites at the impact of the electron beam from a transmission electron microscope. Both bent, polycryst alline (see Figure), and straight single crystal wires (15 to 150 nm wide, and up to tens of un long) can be obtained. Their formation can be rational ized as the reduction of Ag+ within the zeolite, accumulation of Ag metal i n mesopores, and finally the breaching of the crystallite surface (see the collage of images on the inside front cover).