Materials 2009, 2(4), 2188-2215; doi:10.3390/ma2042188

Nanoporous Gold: Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications

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Received: 27 October 2009; in revised form: 29 November 2009 / Accepted: 2 December 2009 / Published: 3 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Porous Materials)
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Abstract: Nanoporous gold (np-Au) has intriguing material properties that offer potential benefits for many applications due to its high specific surface area, well-characterized thiol-gold surface chemistry, high electrical conductivity, and reduced stiffness. The research on np-Au has taken place on various fronts, including advanced microfabrication and characterization techniques to probe unusual nanoscale properties and applications spanning from fuel cells to electrochemical sensors. Here, we provide a review of the recent advances in np-Au research, with special emphasis on microfabrication and characterization techniques. We conclude the paper with a brief outline of challenges to overcome in the study of nanoporous metals.
Keywords: nanoporous; gold; microfabrication; characterization; surface area; morphology; MEMS; catalyst; sensor; gold-silver alloy
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Seker, E.; Reed, M.L.; Begley, M.R. Nanoporous Gold: Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications. Materials 2009, 2, 2188-2215.

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Seker E, Reed ML, Begley MR. Nanoporous Gold: Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications. Materials. 2009; 2(4):2188-2215.

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Seker, Erkin; Reed, Michael L.; Begley, Matthew R. 2009. "Nanoporous Gold: Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications." Materials 2, no. 4: 2188-2215.

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