Electrochemical synthesis of silver polyhedrons and dendritic films with superhydrophobic surfaces.

@article{Gu2008ElectrochemicalSO,
  title={Electrochemical synthesis of silver polyhedrons and dendritic films with superhydrophobic surfaces.},
  author={Changdong Gu and Tong-Yi Zhang},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 20},
  pages={
          12010-6
        }
}
Single-crystalline Ag dendrites are grown on a Ni/Cu substrate by using a simple templateless, surfactantless electrochemical technique. Controlling only the applied potential causes a change in the deposited silver morphology from polyhedrons to dendrites. Microstructure characterization suggests that preferential growth along the 211 directions by the oriented attachment of Ag nanocrystals leads to the formation of Ag dendrites, which are composed of trunks, branches, and leaves. Modifying as… CONTINUE READING
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