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Ultrathin Au nanowires and their transport properties.
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PMID:  18540579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
This paper presents a facile synthesis of single-crystalline Au nanowires by reduction of HAuCl4 in oleic acid and oleylamine. The diameter of these micron-meter-long Au nanowires is controlled to be 3 and 9 nm by volume ratio of oleylamine and oleic acid. When linked between two gold electrodes, the 9 nm Au nanowire shows good electron conductivity with its breakdown current density reaching 3.5 x 10(12) A/m2. This demonstrates that the chemically made ultrathin Au nanowires can be used as a molecular-scale interconnect for nanoelectronic applications.
Chao Wang; Yongjie Hu; Charles M Lieber; Shouheng Sun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Chemical Society     Volume:  130     ISSN:  1520-5126     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Chem. Soc.     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-09     Completed Date:  2008-07-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503056     Medline TA:  J Am Chem Soc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8902-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Chemistry and Division of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA.
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