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Galvanic synthesis of three-dimensional and hollow metallic nanostructures.

Park SH, Son JG, Lee TG, Kim J, Han SY, Park HM, Song JY - Nanoscale Res Lett (2014)

Bottom Line: Finally, the wet etching process of remaining silver resulted in the formation of 3D-NPG.During the GRR process, the application of bias voltage to the cathode decreased the porosity of 3D-NPG in the voltage range of 0.2 to -0.62 V.The 3D-NPG nanostructures were found to effectively enhance the SERS sensitivity of rhodamine 6G (R6G) molecules with a concentration up to 10(-8) M.

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Affiliation: Korea Research Institute of Standard and Science, Daejeon, 305-340, Republic of Korea, psh@kriss.re.kr.

ABSTRACT
We report a low-cost, facile, and template-free electrochemical method of synthesizing three-dimensional (3D) hollow metallic nanostructures. The 3D nanoporous gold (3D-NPG) nanostructures were synthesized by a galvanic replacement reaction (GRR) using the different reduction potentials of silver and gold; hemispherical silver nanoislands were electrochemically deposited on cathodic substrates by a reverse-pulse potentiodynamic method without templates and then nanoporous gold layer replicated the shape of silver islands during the GRR process in an ultra-dilute electrolyte of gold(III) chloride trihydrate. Finally, the wet etching process of remaining silver resulted in the formation of 3D-NPG. During the GRR process, the application of bias voltage to the cathode decreased the porosity of 3D-NPG in the voltage range of 0.2 to -0.62 V. And the GRR process of silver nanoislands was also applicable to fabrication of the 3D hollow nanostructures of platinum and palladium. The 3D-NPG nanostructures were found to effectively enhance the SERS sensitivity of rhodamine 6G (R6G) molecules with a concentration up to 10(-8) M.

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Tilted SEM images of (a) hemispherical silver nanoislands and (b) 3D-NPG nanostructures. After a GRR process for 24 h and silver etching process. The insets denote tilted and top-view SEM images with a higher magnification, respectively.
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Fig2: Tilted SEM images of (a) hemispherical silver nanoislands and (b) 3D-NPG nanostructures. After a GRR process for 24 h and silver etching process. The insets denote tilted and top-view SEM images with a higher magnification, respectively.

Mentions: Figure 2a shows typical SEM images of the hemispherical silver islands (300 ± 28 nm in diameter) deposited on the Au-coated Si substrate. The silver nanoislands, which had an aspect ratio of approximately 2, were uniformly distributed over the entire substrate. Figure 2b exhibits the typical 3D-NPG nanostructures formed by the subsequent processes of GRR and selective etching. The GRR process occurred according to the following reaction of Equation 1 [20],Figure 2


Galvanic synthesis of three-dimensional and hollow metallic nanostructures.

Park SH, Son JG, Lee TG, Kim J, Han SY, Park HM, Song JY - Nanoscale Res Lett (2014)

Tilted SEM images of (a) hemispherical silver nanoislands and (b) 3D-NPG nanostructures. After a GRR process for 24 h and silver etching process. The insets denote tilted and top-view SEM images with a higher magnification, respectively.
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Fig2: Tilted SEM images of (a) hemispherical silver nanoislands and (b) 3D-NPG nanostructures. After a GRR process for 24 h and silver etching process. The insets denote tilted and top-view SEM images with a higher magnification, respectively.
Mentions: Figure 2a shows typical SEM images of the hemispherical silver islands (300 ± 28 nm in diameter) deposited on the Au-coated Si substrate. The silver nanoislands, which had an aspect ratio of approximately 2, were uniformly distributed over the entire substrate. Figure 2b exhibits the typical 3D-NPG nanostructures formed by the subsequent processes of GRR and selective etching. The GRR process occurred according to the following reaction of Equation 1 [20],Figure 2

Bottom Line: Finally, the wet etching process of remaining silver resulted in the formation of 3D-NPG.During the GRR process, the application of bias voltage to the cathode decreased the porosity of 3D-NPG in the voltage range of 0.2 to -0.62 V.The 3D-NPG nanostructures were found to effectively enhance the SERS sensitivity of rhodamine 6G (R6G) molecules with a concentration up to 10(-8) M.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Korea Research Institute of Standard and Science, Daejeon, 305-340, Republic of Korea, psh@kriss.re.kr.

ABSTRACT
We report a low-cost, facile, and template-free electrochemical method of synthesizing three-dimensional (3D) hollow metallic nanostructures. The 3D nanoporous gold (3D-NPG) nanostructures were synthesized by a galvanic replacement reaction (GRR) using the different reduction potentials of silver and gold; hemispherical silver nanoislands were electrochemically deposited on cathodic substrates by a reverse-pulse potentiodynamic method without templates and then nanoporous gold layer replicated the shape of silver islands during the GRR process in an ultra-dilute electrolyte of gold(III) chloride trihydrate. Finally, the wet etching process of remaining silver resulted in the formation of 3D-NPG. During the GRR process, the application of bias voltage to the cathode decreased the porosity of 3D-NPG in the voltage range of 0.2 to -0.62 V. And the GRR process of silver nanoislands was also applicable to fabrication of the 3D hollow nanostructures of platinum and palladium. The 3D-NPG nanostructures were found to effectively enhance the SERS sensitivity of rhodamine 6G (R6G) molecules with a concentration up to 10(-8) M.

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