Gold-palladium nanocrystals with starlike shapes and high aspect ratio nanowires were grown in a surfactant solution. The incorporation of palladium into the growing gold nanostructures induced nanowire formation with high yield. Kinetic control of the metal deposition rate through tuning of the pH value to about 5 was crucial for the nanowire growth. The nanostructures were characterized by high-resolution electron microscopy and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The Au-Pd nanowires were deposited on functionalized silicon wafers.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 30 Jan 2007|