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Materials 2014, 7(5), 3834-3854; doi:10.3390/ma7053834

Porous Gold Films—A Short Review on Recent Progress

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Department of Natural Sciences, Mid Sweden University, SE-85170 Sundsvall, Sweden
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Received: 25 March 2014 / Revised: 7 May 2014 / Accepted: 8 May 2014 / Published: 14 May 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Nanoporous Materials)
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Porous gold films have attracted increasing interest over the last ten years due to the unique properties of high specific surface area and electrical conductivity combined with chemical stability and ability to alter the surface chemistry. Several methods have been developed to synthesize porous gold films such as de-alloying, templating, electrochemical, and self-assembling. These porous gold films are used in diverse fields, for example, as electrochemical and Raman sensors or for chemical catalysis. Here, we provide a short review on the progress of porous gold films over the past ten years, including the synthesis and applications of such films.
Keywords: porous; gold film; synthesis; characterization; applications porous; gold film; synthesis; characterization; applications
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