Novel fabrication of Ag nanostructures by template-based and photo reduction method
Keywords:anodic aluminum oxide, photoreduction method, Ag nanostructures
AbstractIn this work, fabrication of silver nanostructures with different morphologies has been grown on anodic aluminum oxide templates that anodized in three different acid electrolytes. Photoreduction method used to deposit these nanostructures under novel UV irradiation (366 nm) technique. FESEM results prove formation of Ag nanostructures depending on shape of and diameter of pores. This simple and environmentally safe method open new fields to use Ag structures with controllable and nanosize dimensions in several applications.
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