Macroscopic-Scale Alignment of Ultralong Ag Nanowires in Polymer Nanofiber Mat and Their Hierarchical Structures by Magnetic-Field-Assisted Electrospinning

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  • Chuan-Ling Zhang,

    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, P. R. China, Fax: (+)86 551 3603040
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  • Kong-Peng Lv,

    1. Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, P. R. China
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  • Nai-Yin Hu,

    1. Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, P. R. China
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  • Le Yu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Quantum Information, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, P. R. China
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  • Xi-Feng Ren,

    1. Key Laboratory of Quantum Information, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, P. R. China
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  • Shi-Lin Liu,

    1. Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, P. R. China
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  • Shu-Hong Yu

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, P. R. China, Fax: (+)86 551 3603040
    • Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, Department of Chemistry, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, P. R. China, Fax: (+)86 551 3603040.
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Abstract

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A facile approach for the macroscopic-scale alignment of Ag nanowires (AgNWs) by the magnetic-field-assisted electrospinning technique is reported. The AgNWs assemble within polymer fibers, such that they are all arranged parallel to each other throughout the sample. They can be further aligned into complex hierarchical structures by controlling the arrangement of the polymer fibers.

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