Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary Farrell, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Inside Front Cover: Hydrothermal Reaction Mechanism and Pathway for the Formation of K2Ti6O13 Nanowires (Adv. Funct. Mater. 19/2008)
On p. 3018, Peng and co-workers propose an electrokinetic model to address the mechanism for the autonomous motion of metal nanoparticles (Ag and Au) in silicon during hydrofluoric acid etching. The electrochemical reaction at the catalytic metal particle surface is bipolar and the energy generated from the bipolar reaction drives the tunneling motion of the metal nanoparticle in Si that continuously catalyzes the oxidization and dissolution of silicon to form a pore. The motility of metal nanoparticles in silicon could be exploited to create desirable silicon nanostructures.