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Site-Specific Photodeposition of Silver on ZnO Nanorods


  • This work was partially funded by the European Commission through the IST-FET Nanotechnology Information Devices initiative, BIOAND project IST-1999-11974.


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Head–tail-like nanoheterostructures consisting of ZnO nanorods and silver nanoparticles (see picture) are assembled by site-specific photoreduction of silver ions at the surface of pre-formed ZnO nanorods. Several mechanisms for this process are discussed.