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Ultrasonic-Assisted Synthesis of Au Nanobelts and Nanowires

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Au one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures, including nanobelts and nanowires, have been synthesized in an ethylene glycol (EG)/polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) system by a simple and convenient seed-mediated growth method. The nanobelts and nanowires have aspect ratios up to 600, a length distribution ranging from several to tens of microns, and an average width of 100 nm. In this method, we used an ultrasonic process to promote the formation of Au seeds, which largely determines the morphology of final product. Additionally, we have found that the ultrasonic process significantly increases the fabrication yield of 1D nanostructures. Further experimental results show strong polarization dependence of Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) on a single Au 1D nanostructure. This convenient, versatile and low-cost synthesis method can be applied to 1D nanostructures composed from a range of materials, making it widely applicable to many areas of modern science and technology.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 November 2010

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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