A New Method for the Preparation of Metal Nanowires by the Nebulized Spray Pyrolysis of Precursors



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A new method based on nebulized spray pyrolysis is applied to the preparation of metal (zinc, cadmium, cobalt, and lead) nanowires. The resulting nanowires are single- crystalline. The oxidation of metal nanowires yields one-dimensional oxidic nanostructures. In the case of zinc metal, tubular ZnO is obtained.