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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 365947, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/365947
Research Article

Fabrication of Self-Standing Silver Nanoplate Arrays by Seed-Decorated Electrochemical Route and Their Structure-Induced Properties

1Key Laboratory of Materials Physics and Anhui Key Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China
2Center of Medical Physics and Technology, Hefei Institute of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China

Received 3 September 2012; Accepted 12 December 2012

Academic Editor: Bingqiang Cao

Copyright © 2013 Guangqiang Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We present an electrochemical route to synthesize silver nanoplates on seed-decorated Indium tin oxide (ITO) glass substrate. The nanoplates are several tens of to several hundred nanometers in dimension. The density of nanoplates covered on the substrate can be controlled well by adjusting the amounts of seed. All the nanoplates are standing on the substrate uniformly even at very high density. Silver nanoplate arrays displayed an extraordinary superhydrophobicity after chemical modification and can serve as highly active surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates for microdetection. The arrays can also be used as electrodes for electrochemical capacitor with high power density.