Nanostructures self-assembling from nonequilibrium silver nanophase on conducting nonmetallic substrates

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-54
Journal / PublicationMicroelectronic Engineering
Volume27
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1995
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Unstable nonequillibrium Ag nanophase (clusters and nanometre size particles) generated on nonmetallic supports (glassy carbon and conducting SnO2 films) by Ag+ cathodic reduction at high overpotentials and low Ag+ concentrations transforms spontaneously into globular or planar nanostructures. The nanostructures differ from the equilibrium Ag phase in binding energy of core electrons and provide generation of oscillations in electrochemical reactions. © 1995 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.