Electrochemical fabrication of metal nanostructures by using a hydrophilic/hydrophobic sponge-like NiOOH/Ni(OH)2 template

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

2 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations

Author(s)

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Journal / PublicationThin Solid Films
Volume603
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

A 3D nanosponge-like NiOOH/Ni(OH)2 film, showing inherent switchable wettability and high compatibility with different electrolytes, is demonstrated to be a suitable template for synthesizing metal nanoparticles with different sizes (from nanoscale to submicroscale range) and diverse shapes (from spherical to branched nanostructures). The rich nanostructures, including peapod-like, spherical, and dendritic nanocomposites, exhibit different optical responses. Furthermore, the nanoparticles are easily isolated from the template in a non-destructive manner and well-dispersed in the acidic environment with good uniformity.

Research Area(s)

  • Metal nanofabrication, NiOOH/Ni(OH)2 pair, Surface plasmon resonance, Template synthesis

Bibliographic Note

Publication details (e.g. title, author(s), publication statuses and dates) are captured on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis at the time of record harvesting from the data source. Suggestions for further amendments or supplementary information can be sent to lbscholars@cityu.edu.hk.