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Gold nanorods have been synthesized by photochemically reducing gold ions within a micellar solution. The aspect ratio of the rods can be controlled with the addition of silver ions. This process reported here is highly promising for producing uniform nanorods, and more importantly it will be useful in resolving the growth mechanism of anisotropic metal(More)
Rationally controlled growth of inorganic semiconductor nanowires is important for their applications in nanoscale electronics and photonics. In this article, we discuss the rational growth, physical properties, and integration of nanowires based on the results from the authors' laboratory. The composition, diameter, growth position, and orientation of the(More)
Electrochemically prepared Au nanorods were used as seeds for the overgrowth of thin shells of gold, silver, and palladium by using a mild reducing agent, ascorbic acid, in the presence of surfactants at ambient condition. The unique crystal facets of the starting nanorods results in anisotropic crystal overgrowth. The overgrowth rates along different(More)
Research on applications of acoustic cavitation is often reported in terms of the features within the spectrum of the emissions gathered during cavitation occurrence. There is, however, limited understanding as to the contribution of specific bubble activity to spectral features, beyond a binary interpretation of stable versus inertial cavitation. In this(More)
This paper studied effects of ultrasonic treatment during the solidification process on structure formation of low carbon steel. Results showed that with ultrasonic treatment grains were refined and the steel ingot avoided the cast widmanstatten structure. When ultrasonic treatment was employed, pearlite was broken and the average length of pearlite was(More)
The shock wave emitted by the collapse of a laser-induced bubble is detected at propagation distances of 30, 40and50mm, using a PVdF needle hydrophone, with a non-flat end-of-cable frequency response, calibrated for magnitude and phase, from 125kHz to 20MHz. High-speed shadowgraphic imaging at 5×10(6) frames per second, 10nstemporal resolution and 256(More)
Nanocomposites of carbon nanotubes with polyaniline (PANI) constitute promising conducting nanomaterials, due to their ease of synthesis, electrical conductivity, and environmental stability. Variously shaped multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT)-PANI nanocomposites were synthesized, and their electrical conductivities were compared. This study shows that(More)
Recent research in the field of nanometer-scale electronics has focused on two fundamental issues: the operating principles of small-scale devices 1 and schemes that lead to their realization and eventual integration into useful circuits. 2 The availability of a nanoscale toolbox is the key for this field of research. Among the many potential building(More)