Fabrication of Copper Nanowires by Electrodeposition Using Anodic Alumina and Polymer Templates
|Periodical||Journal of Nano Research (Volume 10)|
|Main Theme||Journal of Nano Research Vol. 10|
|Citation||Hardev Singh Virk et al., 2010, Journal of Nano Research, 10, 63|
|Online since||April, 2010|
|Authors||Hardev Singh Virk, Kamal Kishore, Vishal Balouria|
|Keywords||Anodic Alumina, Electro-Deposition, Nanowire, Polycarbonate Membrane, Template Synthesis|
Copper is one of the most important metals in modern electronic technology. Keeping in view its role in nanoelectronics, we have fabricated copper nanowires of diameters 100 and 200nm using Anodic Alumina and polymer membranes as templates. Electrodeposition technique based on the principle of electroplating was adopted for copper nanowire fabrication in an electrochemical cell designed in our laboratory. SEM micrographs are used to calculate the aspect ratio of nanowires. The morphology of nanowires shows some interesting features.