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Electrochemical Synthesis of High-Quality AgTCNQ Nanowires Using Carbon Nanotube Electrodes

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  • Liang Ren,

    1. Center for Nanochemistry, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering Peking University, Beijing, 100871 (P. R. China)
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  • Lei Fu,

    1. Center for Nanochemistry, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering Peking University, Beijing, 100871 (P. R. China)
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  • Yuwen Liu,

    1. Department of Chemistry Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072 (P. R. China)
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  • Shengli Chen,

    1. Department of Chemistry Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072 (P. R. China)
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  • Zhongfan Liu

    Corresponding author
    1. Center for Nanochemistry, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering Peking University, Beijing, 100871 (P. R. China)
    • Center for Nanochemistry, Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS) State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering Peking University, Beijing, 100871 (P. R. China).
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Abstract

High-quality charge-transfer complex AgTCNQ nanowires have been successfully synthesized by a facile nanoelectrochemical approach utilizing carbon nanotube (CNT) electrodes. These nanowires have diameters of 30–80 nm and lengths of up to several tens of micrometers, and exhibit remarkable electrical switching bistability. The uniform and high aspect ratio nature of nanowires originates from the one-dimensional structural feature and ultrasmall surface area of the CNTs.

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