A Novel Method of Synthesis of Dense Arrays of Aligned Single Crystalline Copper Nanotubes Using Electrodeposition in the Presence of a Rotating Electric Field

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  • M. Venkata Kamalakar,

    1. DST Unit for Nanosciences, Department of Materials Science, S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Block-JD, Sector-III, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700 098 (India)
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  • A. K. Raychaudhuri

    1. DST Unit for Nanosciences, Department of Materials Science, S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Block-JD, Sector-III, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700 098 (India)
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  • The authors thank the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for financial support in the form of a Unit. MVK thanks CSIR, Govt. of India for fellowship. We also thank the Unit for Nanoscience and Technology, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, India for TEM support. Surface physics division, SINP, Kolkata is highly acknowledged for SEM support.

Abstract

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Copper nanotube arrays are synthesized by electrodeposition of copper into the porous alumina membranes in presence of a lateral rotating electric field. A computer simulation of the experiment gives the insight of growth mechanism. In principle, this method can be applied to synthesize nanotube arrays of all such materials which can be electrodeposited.

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