http://iet.metastore.ingenta.com
1887

Gold nanowire synthesis by semi-immersed nanoporous anodic aluminium oxide templates in potassium dicyanoaurate-hexacyanoferrate electrolyte

Gold nanowire synthesis by semi-immersed nanoporous anodic aluminium oxide templates in potassium dicyanoaurate-hexacyanoferrate electrolyte

For access to this article, please select a purchase option:

Buy article PDF
£12.50
(plus tax if applicable)
Buy Knowledge Pack
10 articles for £75.00
(plus taxes if applicable)

IET members benefit from discounts to all IET publications and free access to E&T Magazine. If you are an IET member, log in to your account and the discounts will automatically be applied.

Learn more about IET membership 

Recommend Title Publication to library

You must fill out fields marked with: *

Librarian details
Name:*
Email:*
Your details
Name:*
Email:*
Department:*
Why are you recommending this title?
Select reason:
 
 
 
 
 
Micro & Nano Letters — Recommend this title to your library

Thank you

Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

The synthesis reaction of potassium dicyanoaurate-hexacyanoferrate electrolyte and the pertinence of this electrolyte for gold nanowire synthesis are reported. Gold nanowires were synthesised in anodic aluminium oxide (AAO) nanopores using an improved design of the electrochemical cell. AAO templates with thick gold layers were placed on the surface of the electrolyte, thus the ends of the nanopores were opened, allowing the electrolyte to freely diffuse into the nanopores, extruding gases. The presented procedure simplifies the preparation before nanowire synthesis: AAO templates before synthesis do not need to degas and isolate themselves from contact with the electrolyte by a parafilm or a non-conductive adhesive. A considerably faster nanowire growth in the given conditions in the case of a semi-immersed AAO template when compared with the complete immersion method is reported. For comparison with literature data, gold nanowires were synthesised by the classical electrochemical cell using potassium dicyanoaurate-citrate electrolyte. Long, smooth and high purity nanowires were obtained using semi-immersed templates.

References

    1. 1)
    2. 2)
    3. 3)
    4. 4)
    5. 5)
    6. 6)
      • 6. Pei, L., Mori, K., Adachi, M.: ‘Formation process of two-dimensional networked gold nanowires by citrate reduction of AuCl4 and the shape stabilization’, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 20, (18), pp. 78377843.
    7. 7)
    8. 8)
    9. 9)
    10. 10)
    11. 11)
    12. 12)
    13. 13)
    14. 14)
      • 14. Guan, M., Podlaha, E.J.: ‘Electrodeposition and electrochemical etching of Au/CoAu multilayered nanowires’. 205th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society, San Antonio, TX, May 2004.
    15. 15)
      • 15. Dimitrijevic, S., Rajcic-Vujasinovis, M., Trujic, V.: ‘Non-cyanide electrolytes for gold plating – a review’, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 2013, 8, pp. 66206646.
    16. 16)
    17. 17)
    18. 18)
    19. 19)
      • 19. Bersirova, O.L., Gerasimenko, V.A., Kublanovsky, V.S.: ‘Electrochemical formation of the structure of functional gold deposits from ferrocyanide electrolyte’, Chem. Series, 2009, 17, (40), pp. 265269.
    20. 20)
      • 20. Burkat, G.K.: ‘Silver Plating, gold plating, palladium plating and rhodium plating (Serebrenie, zolochenie, palladirovanie i rodirovanie)’ (Mashinostroenie, Moscow, 1984), p. 85.
    21. 21)
    22. 22)
      • 22. Li, J., Cassell, A.M., Han, J.: ‘Catalyst patterning for nanowire device’. US Patent, No. 6,831,017 B1, class Int. Cl. H01 L 21/311; H01l 21/20; H01 L 21/36, 14December2004.
    23. 23)
      • 23. Den, T., Iwasaki, T.: ‘Structure having pores, device using the same, and manufacturing methods therefor’. US Patent, No 7,319,069 B2, 29January2006.
    24. 24)
      • 24. Kadota, H.: ‘Electrolytic gold plating method and apparatus therefor’. US Patent, No 6,746,579 B2, 8June2004.
    25. 25)
      • 25. Bhansali, S., Aravamudhan, S., Luongo, K., Kedla, S.: ‘Method for the assembly of nanowire interconnects’. US Patent, No 7,112,525 B1, 26September2006.
    26. 26)
    27. 27)
    28. 28)
    29. 29)
    30. 30)
      • 30. Chakrabarti, M.H., Roberts, E.P.L.: ‘Analysis of mixtures of ferrocyanide and ferricyanide using UV-visible spectroscopy for characterisation of a novel redox flow battery’, J. Chem. Sos. Pak., 2008, 30, (6), pp. 817823.
    31. 31)
    32. 32)
      • 32. Schlesinger, M., Paunovic, M.: ‘Modern electroplating’ (Windsor Ontario, Canada Milan Paunovic IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, 2010, 5th edn.).
    33. 33)
      • 33. Haynes, W.M.: ‘CRC handbook of chemistry and physics’ (CRC Press, 2012, 93rd edn.), p. 2664.
http://iet.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1049/mnl.2014.0489
Loading

Related content

content/journals/10.1049/mnl.2014.0489
pub_keyword,iet_inspecKeyword,pub_concept
6
6
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address