Template synthesis of M/M2S (M = Ag, Cu) hetero-nanowires by electrochemical technique

Changhao Liang, Kazuya Terabe, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Masakazu Aono

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Abstract

Metal chalcogenide-based mixed ionic-electronic conductors such as Ag2S and Cu2S can be specifically architected for application in nanoelectronic devices. We present a template-confined synthesis of metal chalcogenide (e.g., Ag2S, Cu2S) nanowires for mixed conductor-based nanoelectronics. First, the metal nanowire array was electroplated into pores of a porous alumina membrane. Anodic polarization was then used to transform the metal into the metal sulfide in aqueous hydrosulfide (HS-) solutions. The as-synthesized mixed conductors' hetero-nanowire array was characterized by X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy. Electronic transport measurements show non-linear and reproducible electrical switching characteristics. The high and low resistance states can be reversibly changed by altering the polarity of the applied voltage between the bottom and top electrodes. The electrical-switching behavior is attributed to electric-field-induced accumulation and dissolution of metallic conducting pathways inside the mixed conductors' nanowires.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2527-2531
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Ionics
Volume177
Issue number26-32 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 31
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Electrical switching
  • Electrochemistry
  • Mixed conductors
  • Nanowires
  • Template synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Template synthesis of M/M2S (M = Ag, Cu) hetero-nanowires by electrochemical technique. / Liang, Changhao; Terabe, Kazuya; Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi; Aono, Masakazu.

In: Solid State Ionics, Vol. 177, No. 26-32 SPEC. ISS., 31.10.2006, p. 2527-2531.

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Liang, Changhao ; Terabe, Kazuya ; Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi ; Aono, Masakazu. / Template synthesis of M/M2S (M = Ag, Cu) hetero-nanowires by electrochemical technique. In: Solid State Ionics. 2006 ; Vol. 177, No. 26-32 SPEC. ISS. pp. 2527-2531.
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