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Since nanotechnology is one of the interesting new topics for scientists, fabrication of nanomaterials may be extremely important. This article shows that electrodeposition is one of the best techniques to fabricate metallic nanomaterials. Here we show that a NixCu1-x alloy nanowire of arbitrary composition may be grown within a nuclear track-etched polycarbonate membrane by electrodepositing well-defined submonolayer quantities of Ni and Cu in alternation. The microstructure of the alloy wires was investigated using TEM in both imaging and diffraction modes. Magnetic measurements were carried out at 5K and 300K using a SQUID magnetometer to characterize the compositional homogeneity of the electrodeposited nanowires.
Bibliographical noteEditors: Brown PD, Baker R, Hamilton B
Publisher: IOP Publishing Limited
Name and Venue of Conference: EMAG-NANO 2005, University of Leeds, Aug 31 - Sept 02 2005
Name and Venue of Event: Imaging, analysis and fabrication on the nanoscale
Conference Organiser: EMAG: Nanoscale Phys. and Technol. Group