The pH Rule for Fabricating Composite CoCu Nanowire Arrays
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A series of Co<SUB>1−<I>x</I></SUB>Cu<I><SUB>x</SUB></I> (<I>x</I> = 0.05–0.70) composite nanowire arrays have been electrodeposited in alumina templates. An apparent pH value rule for nanowire phase and composition has been found. Based on it, composite nanowires can be obtained and the composition becomes more controllable. In the composite nanowires, the cubic and hexagonal structures coexisted. The specific magnetic properties, coercivity and squareness of the composite arrays are enhanced by three times, apparently preceding to those in single phase nanowires.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 36(1), 166-167, 2007-01-05
The Chemical Society of Japan