Controlled Growth of 1-D Nanomaterials Base on Electro-Deposited Nanocrystalline Films: A Overview
This paper introduces a novel process for growing one-dimensional nanomaterials. That is, firstly, preparing a pure metal nanocrystalline film by using pulse electro-deposition, then, using this film as a catalyst for synthesizing variant one-dimensional carbon nanomaterials and one-dimensional metal oxide nanoneedles. Comparing with the nanoparticle catalyst, the growth mechanism of the present one-dimensional nanomaterials belongs to the “base growth model”, and it has advantages such as a much simpler process and no post purification requirement. In addition, the present method provides a possibility for diameter control of the one-dimensional nanomaterials through grain size control of the nanocrystalline film by adjusting the pulse electro-deposition parameters.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
C. X. Pan et al., "Controlled Growth of 1-D Nanomaterials Base on Electro-Deposited Nanocrystalline Films: A Overview", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 1126-1129, 2010