Template-based fabrication of nanowire-nanotube hybrid arrays. Academic Article uri icon


  • The fabrication and structure characterization of ordered nanowire-nanotube hybrid arrays embedded in porous anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) membranes are reported. Arrays of TiO(2) nanotubes were first deposited into the pores of AAO membranes by a sol-gel technique. Conanowires were then electrochemically deposited into the TiO(2) nanotubes to form the nanowire-nanotube hybrid arrays. Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy measurements showed a high nanowire filling factor and a clean interface between the Co nanowire and the TiO(2) nanotube. Application of these hybrids to the fabrication of ordered nanowire arrays with highly controllable geometric parameters is discussed.

published proceedings

  • Nanotechnology

author list (cited authors)

  • Ye, Z., Liu, H., Schultz, I., Wu, W., Naugle, D. G., & Lyuksyutov, I.

citation count

  • 18

complete list of authors

  • Ye, Zuxin||Liu, Haidong||Schultz, Isabel||Wu, Wenhao||Naugle, DG||Lyuksyutov, I

publication date

  • July 2008