Fine-tuning the feature size of nanoporous silver

Eric Detsi, Zorica Vukovic, Sergey Punzhin, Paul M. Bronsveld, Patrick R. Onck, Jeff Th M. De Hosson*

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Abstract

We show that the characteristic ligament size of nanoporous Ag synthesized by chemical dissolution of Al from Ag-Al alloys can be tuned from the current submicrometer size (similar to 100-500 nm) down to a much smaller length scale (similar to 30-60 nm). This is achieved by suppressing the formation of the Ag2Al intermetallic compound in the alloy precursor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5402-5406
Number of pages5
JournalCrystEngComm
Volume14
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • AL-AG ALLOYS
  • GOLD
  • AU
  • MICROSTRUCTURE
  • STRAIN
  • SUPERCAPACITORS
  • BEHAVIOR
  • FILMS

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