This study was supported by BES, U.S. DOE. The samples were provided by ORNL. The experiments were completed at EMSL (PNNL) and the University of Michigan.
Cadmium Nanowire Formation Induced by Ion Irradiation†
Article first published online: 1 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 13, pages 1602–1606, July, 2005
How to Cite
Jiang, W., Weber, W. J., Wang, C. M., Young, J. S., Boatner, L. A., Lian, J., Wang, L. M. and Ewing, R. C. (2005), Cadmium Nanowire Formation Induced by Ion Irradiation. Adv. Mater., 17: 1602–1606. doi: 10.1002/adma.200500118
- Issue published online: 1 JUL 2005
- Article first published online: 1 JUL 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 MAR 2005
- Manuscript Received: 19 JAN 2005
- Ion irradiation;
- Nanowires, metal
Crystalline Cd nanowires (see Figure) are synthesized by extrusion/pulling of a decomposed Cd2Nb2O7 single crystal, in which decomposition and phase separation are induced by He+ irradiation. During the formation, soft metallic Cd is extruded/pulled out as nanowires through pores in the exfoliated layer and the underlying substrate. The nanowire has a crystalline Cd core with a thin shell of CdO that formed upon exposure to air.