Journal Article Dendritic nanofibers of gold formed by the electron transfer at the interface between water and a highly hydrophobic ionic liquid.

Nishi, Naoya  ,  Kakinami, Tatsuya  ,  Sakka, Tetsuo

51 ( 71 )  , pp.13638 - 13641 , 2015-07-20 , Royal Society of Chemistry
Gold nanofibers have been found to be formed via a heterogeneous electron-transfer reaction at the ionic liquid|water interface. The tips of the nanofibers show a dendritic structure and the dendrites are bundled to nanofibers except around the tips. The roles of the ionic liquid for the dendritic nanofiber formation have been discussed.

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