Facile fabrication of silver nanofin array via electroless plating

Kentaro Miyoshi, Yoshitaka Aoki, Toyoki Kunitake, Shigenori Fujikawa

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The fabrication of metallic nanostructures is one of the main issues in nanotechnology. This article describes the fabrication of a silver nanofin array by combining microlithography, electroless plating, and an etching technique. Fabricated Ag nanofins have a high aspect ratio (height/width = 10, width = 60 nm, height = 600 nm), and their widths and heights can be controlled by the period of electroless plating and the height of the original line pattern. An isolated Ag nanofin was proven to show metallic electrical conductivity. The current process provides a rapid and shape-designable fabrication method of metallic nanostructures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4205-4208
Number of pages4
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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