Accession Number : AD1002661

Title :   Selective Functionalization of Arbitrary Nanowires

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : Duke University Durham United States

Personal Author(s) : Skinner,Kwan ; Dwyer,Chris ; Washburn,Sean

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Report Date : 02 Nov 2006

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : We report the selective functionalization of uniform and heterostructured nanowires with self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of (3-mercaptopropyl)-trimethoxysilane (MPTMS). The wires were grown electrochemically in anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) templates. Selective deposition and removal of SAMs during nanowire growth permits the decoration of specific regions of the surface along the length of the nanowires. This technique presents a facile method for the tailored functionalization of nanowires, but does not rely on the intrinsic chemical properties of the nanowires as previous methods have.

Descriptors :   self assembled monolayers , NANOWIRES , electrochemical cells , materials science

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE