Advanced Materials

Coaxial Metal Nano-/Microcables with Isolating Sheath: Synthetic Methodology and Their Application as Interconnects

Authors

  • Min-Rui Gao,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale Department of Chemistry University of Science and Technology of China Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China)
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  • Wei-Hong Xu,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale Department of Chemistry University of Science and Technology of China Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China)
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  • Lin-Bao Luo,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale Department of Chemistry University of Science and Technology of China Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China)
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  • Yong-Jie Zhan,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale Department of Chemistry University of Science and Technology of China Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China)
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  • Shu-Hong Yu

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale Department of Chemistry University of Science and Technology of China Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China)
    • Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale Department of Chemistry University of Science and Technology of China Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P. R. China).
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Abstract

Synthesis of coaxial nano-/microcables has been an intensive research subject due to their heterogeneous structures, tuneable properties, and important applications in nano-/micrometer-scale electronic and optoelectronic devices. Research on the fabrication of nanocables via solution strategies has made great progress in the past few years. In this Research News article, rapidly emerging new solution strategies such as hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) and synergistic soft–hard templates (SSHTs) are highlighted. Unique and flexible coaxial nano-/microcables synthesized by those methods have obvious advantages such as long-term stability and their electrical transport properties, compared with bare counterparts, suggesting that they are potential candidates as interconnects in the future.

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