Nanowires: A General Electrochemical Strategy for Synthesizing Charge-Transfer Complex Micro/Nanowires (Adv. Funct. Mater. 8/2010)

Authors

  • Liang Ren,

    1. Center for Nanochemistry Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering Peking University, Beijing, 100871 (P. R. China)
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  • Xiaojun Xian,

    1. Center for Nanochemistry Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering Peking University, Beijing, 100871 (P. R. China)
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  • Kai Yan,

    1. Center for Nanochemistry Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering Peking University, Beijing, 100871 (P. R. China)
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  • Lei Fu,

    1. Center for Nanochemistry Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering Peking University, Beijing, 100871 (P. R. China)
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  • Yuwen Liu,

    1. Department of Chemistry Wuhan University Wuhan, 430072 (P. R. China)
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  • Shengli Chen,

    1. Department of Chemistry Wuhan University Wuhan, 430072 (P. R. China)
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  • Zhongfan Liu

    Corresponding author
    1. Center for Nanochemistry Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering Peking University, Beijing, 100871 (P. R. China)
    • Center for Nanochemistry Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering Peking University, Beijing, 100871 (P. R. China).
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Abstract

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A general electrochemical strategy for synthesizing charge-transfer complex micro-/nanowires utilizing a carbon nanotube (CNT) electrode is demonstrated by Z. Liu and co-workers on page 1209. The background scanning electron microscopy image depicts high-quality AgTCNQ nanowires grown from a CNT electrode. The uniform and high-aspect-ratio nature of thus-grown charge-transfer complex micro-/nanowires intrinsically originates from the specific features of CNTs in terms of one-dimensional structure and ultrasmall surface area with few or no defects.

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