Synthesis of gold-silica composite nanowires through solid-liquid-solid phase growth.

@article{Paulose2003SynthesisOG,
  title={Synthesis of gold-silica composite nanowires through solid-liquid-solid phase growth.},
  author={Maggie Paulose and Oomman K. Varghese and Craig A. Grimes},
  journal={Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={341-6}
}
Nanoscale wires of silicon oxide, and silicon oxide with embedded gold-silicide nanospheres, are synthesized by heating of a gold-coated silicon wafer at temperatures of 1000 degrees C or above, with the resulting wires having diameters ranging from 30 to 150 nm and lengths of approximately 1 mm. This simple fabrication process should make possible… CONTINUE READING