A general route to macroscopic hierarchical 3D nanowire networks

Donghai Wang, Hongmei Luo, Rong Kou, Maria P. Gil, Shuaigang Xiao, Vladimir O. Golub, Zhenzhong Yang, C. Jeffrey Brinker, Yunfeng Lu

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Pulling the rug out! A templated electro-deposition technique has been applied to prepare stable 3D, organized networks of metal or semiconductor nanowires (see scheme). The process involves a) the deposition of mesoporous silica onto an electrode, b) the introduction of metals or semiconductors into the pore channels, and c) removal of the silica template to yield the nanowire network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6169-6173
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number45
StatePublished - Nov 19 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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Wang, D., Luo, H., Kou, R., Gil, M. P., Xiao, S., Golub, V. O., Yang, Z., Brinker, C. J., & Lu, Y. (2004). A general route to macroscopic hierarchical 3D nanowire networks. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 43(45), 6169-6173. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.200460535