Chapter 9. Nanowires by Electrochemical Step Edge Decoration (ESED)

  1. Dr. Georgi Staikov
  1. Reginald M. Penner

Published Online: 16 FEB 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610198.ch9

Electrocrystallization in Nanotechnology

Electrocrystallization in Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Penner, R. M. (2007) Nanowires by Electrochemical Step Edge Decoration (ESED), in Electrocrystallization in Nanotechnology (ed G. Staikov), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610198.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Thin Films and Interfaces (ISG 3) and CNI-Centre of Nanoelectronic Systems for Information Technology, Research Centre Jülich, 52425 Jülich, Germany

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry and Institute for Surface and Interface Science, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-2025, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2007
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527315154

Online ISBN: 9783527610198



  • electrocrystallization;
  • nanotechnology;
  • preparation of nanostructures;
  • properties of nanostructures;
  • nanowires by Electrochemical Step Edge Decoration (ESED);
  • direct nanowire electrodeposition;
  • cyclic electrodeposition/stripping;
  • electrooxidation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General Considerations

  • Direct Nanowire Electrodeposition

  • Compound Nanowires by Cyclic Electrodeposition/Stripping

  • Electrochemical/Chemical Synthesis of Nanowires

  • Nanowire “Thinning” by Electrooxidation

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • References