Electron microscopy of electrochemically deposited copper nanowires

X. Zhao*, Y. L. Chiu, I. P. Jones

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Copper nanowires have been synthesized using a direct-current electrochemical deposition method with current densities down to 1 mA/cm 2 on a honeycomb anodic aluminium oxide template. A high pore-filling rate was achieved on the template and uniform arrays of nanowires with diameter of 60-80 nm were obtained. This paper reports SEM observations of the morphology of the deposits and cross-sectional TEM observations of the template and deposited nanowires. The template formation and the nanowire growth mechanism will be discussed in the light of the microscopy observations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012081
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Early online date2 Jul 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventElectron Microscopy and Analysis Group Conference 2011, EMAG 2011 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sept 20119 Sept 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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