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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1002661.pdf


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