We present a simple, wet-chemical method for fabricating linear chains of Au and Ag nanoparticles by selectively etching alternating segments from striped metal nanowires. Nanowires composed of sacrificial Ni segments as well as Au and/or Ag segments were prepared by templated electrodeposition in the pores of alumina membranes. After removal from the membrane, wires were coated with SiO 2, and selective etching revealed the nanoparticle chains. Extinction spectra are presented as a function of interparticle spacing.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Chemistry (miscellaneous)