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Mass-Productions of Vertically Aligned Extremely Long Metallic Micro/Nanowires Using Fiber Drawing Nanomanufacturing

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  • Xuejun Zhang,

    1. NanoScience Technology Center, Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32826 USA
    2. College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071 P. R. China
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  • Zeyu Ma,

    1. NanoScience Technology Center, Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32826 USA
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  • Zhong-Yong Yuan,

    1. College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071 P. R. China
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  • Ming Su

    Corresponding author
    1. NanoScience Technology Center, Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32826 USA
    • NanoScience Technology Center, Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32826 USA.
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  • X. Z. and Z. M. contributed equally to this work. We appreciate the guidance from Dr. D'Urso at Oak Ridge National Laboratory over the past years, and thank Mr. Modlin at Advantak Engineering for instrumentation assistance. The project is supported by a New Investigator Research Award from the James and Esther King Biomedical Program of the Florida Department of Health, a Starter G grant from Petroleum Research Fund of American Chemical Society, a grant from Florida Space Grant Consortium and an In-house research grant from University of Central Florida (UCF). Most of characterizations were done at the Materials Characterization Facility at UCF. The SIMS images were collected at the NUANCE facility at Northwestern University. X. Zhang is a visiting student from Nankai University and is financially supported by UCF during the work.

Abstract

Vertically aligned metallic micro/nanowires are produced by uniquely combining a novel fiber drawing technique and advanced materials, where the size reduction is achieved by repeating a simple draw-cut-stack process. This method can control the diameter, length and interwire spacing over a large range, and provide ordered materials at low-cost for a range of applications.

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