Uniform Metal Nanotube Arrays by Multistep Template Replication and Electrodeposition


  • This work was supported by the Major State Basic Research Development Program (Grant No. 2000077503) from the Ministry of Science and Technology, China and KW is grateful for financial support from the NSFC (Grant No. 20125309).


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A general and well-controlled process used to fabricate uniform metal nanotube arrays via a multi-step template replication and electrodeposition approach is reported. Each nanotube is highly ordered, uniform in wall thickness and diameter along the entire tube (see Figure).