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Synthesis of Nickel Nanowires with Tunable Characteristics

Nano Science and Technology Program, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Nanomaterials 2016, 6(1), 19; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano6010019
Received: 24 November 2015 / Revised: 21 December 2015 / Accepted: 11 January 2016 / Published: 15 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanoparticles in Bioimaging)
A one-step synthesis of magnetic nickel nanowires (NiNWs) with tunable characteristics is reported. The method is simple and easy to be conducted, leading to high compatibility with scaling-up. It is discovered that the size and morphology of NiNWs can be adjusted by tuning the reaction temperature, time length, as well as surfactant concentration. It is found that the products have shown high purity which remained after being stored for several months. A remarkable enhanced saturation magnetization of the product was also observed, compared to that of bulk nickel. By providing both practical experimental details and in-depth mechanism, the work introduced in this paper may advance the mass production and further applications of NiNWs. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanostructures; nanowires; nickel; long-term stability; high purity; tunable characteristics nanostructures; nanowires; nickel; long-term stability; high purity; tunable characteristics
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Xia, Z.; Wen, W. Synthesis of Nickel Nanowires with Tunable Characteristics. Nanomaterials 2016, 6, 19. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano6010019

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Xia Z, Wen W. Synthesis of Nickel Nanowires with Tunable Characteristics. Nanomaterials. 2016; 6(1):19. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano6010019

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Xia, Zengzilu; Wen, Weijia. 2016. "Synthesis of Nickel Nanowires with Tunable Characteristics" Nanomaterials 6, no. 1: 19. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano6010019

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