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Keywords:

  • electrospinning;
  • gold;
  • helium ion microscopy;
  • nanoparticles;
  • nanowires

Abstract

Gold nanowires are prepared by the electrospinning of highly concentrated aqueous dispersions of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in the presence of poly(vinyl alcohol) and subsequent annealing at higher temperatures. Continuous wires of sintered AuNPs are obtained as a result of this process. The Au wires are characterized by transmission electron microscopy, helium ion microscopy, optical microscopy, and X-ray diffractometry.