RuO2 Nanowires and RuO2/TiO2 Core/Shell Nanowires: From Synthesis to Mechanical, Optical, Electrical, and Photoconductive Properties


  • This research was supported by the National Science Council through Grant No. NSC 94-2215-E-007-019, the Thousand Horse Program No. 095-2917-I-007-014, NSF, the NASA Vehicle System Program, Department of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E), the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (N66001-040-1-18903), and CCNE from NIH. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.


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RuO2nanowires and RuO2/TiO2core/shell nanowires are synthesized by reactive sputtering. The core/shell nanowires are obtained by coating RuO2 nanowires with TiO2. The mechanical, optical, electrical and optoelectronic properties of the nanowires are characterized, and indicate several potential applications of the nanowires.