A simple solution phase method was used to fabricate Pd nanoribbons which are composed be an array of Pd nanoparticles separated with nanometers gaps. A remarkable feature of this method is that no templates are required to produce the long uniform Pd nanoribbons. As a result the tedious separation and purification processes could be avoided. Furthermore, it is scalable for production of large quantity of Pd nanoribbons, which could be easy aligned and immobilized on insulating substrates for nanodevice fabrication. We expect the nanoribbons can be used for developing the novel hydrogen sensors.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 4, Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 4
Published: May 20, 2007
Pages: 465 - 468
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topicss: Advanced Manufacturing, Nanoelectronics