Abstract

Metal 1-D nanostructures are of special interest in industry applications because of their unique properties. Various synthesizing techniques have been employed to grow free standing and well dispersed nanowires. Among these methods, template assisted electrodeposition (TAE) is the most popular one because of its simplicity, cost effectiveness, high yield, ease of control over growth parameters, less contamination, and scalability to mass production. Processing conditions during the deposition process can affect the nanowire properties by a great deal. So far, these effects are not well established, and are in the early stages. In this work, we study the effect of current density and temperature on electrodeposited cobalt (Co) nanowire synthesized via template-assisted approach. Commercially available anodic alumina oxide templates were used for galvanostatic two electrode electrodeposition. Scanning electron microscopy was used to study the morphology of formed cobalt nanowires with EDS analysis confirming Co as main building element. Detailed XRD analysis was performed to find crystal orientation as well as crystal size.

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