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Template-based growth of nanorod arrays by solution methods
Author(s): Guozhong Cao
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Paper Abstract

This article introduces a process for the growth of oxide nanorod arrays that combines sol preparation and template-based electrophoretic deposition. First, fundamentals and practical approaches in sol-gel processing for synthesis of inorganic or inorganic/organic hybrid materials are briefly described. Secondly, electrophoresis in colloidal dispersions and electrophoretic deposition technique are discussed. Particular attention is devoted to the electrophoretic deposition for the growth of oxide nanorod arrays from sols. Lastly, techniques similar to or derived from sol electrophoretic deposition for the growth of single crystalline oxide nanorod arrays are presented with vanadium pentoxide as a model system. Further examples are shown that the sol electrophoretic deposition is an effective method for the formation of conformal coating of thin films of oxides on metal nanorods to produce metal-oxide core-shell nanocable arrays. Relations between processing conditions, growth parameters, morphologies, microstructures, and properties of nanorod arrays are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 2004
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5593, Nanosensing: Materials and Devices, (29 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.572019
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Guozhong Cao, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5593:
Nanosensing: Materials and Devices
M. Saif Islam; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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