Graphene oxide-templated synthesis of ultrathin or tadpole-shaped Au nanowires with alternating hcp and fcc domains
Boey, Freddy Yin Chiang
Gan, Chee Lip
Date of Issue2012
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Ultrathin Au nanowires (AuNWs) and tadpole-shaped nanowires are synthesized on graphene oxide (GO) sheet templates. For the first time, 1.6 nm-diameter AuNWs are shown to contain hexagonal close-packed (hcp) crystal domains, and the tadpole-shaped nanowires exhibit alternating sets of hcp and face-centered cubic (fcc) structures, associated with variation in wire thickness.
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