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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2012, Article ID 345086, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/345086
Research Article

Align Ag Nanorods via Oxidation Reduction Growth Using RF-Sputtering

1Institute of Microelectronics, Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
2Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Center for Micro/Nano Science and Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
3The Instrument Center, Institute of Nanotechnology and Microsystems Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan

Received 2 March 2012; Revised 23 April 2012; Accepted 23 April 2012

Academic Editor: Amir Kajbafvala

Copyright © 2012 Zhan-Shuo Hu 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

Silver nanorod arrays grew on the individual metallic silver particles after the thermal decomposition of the silver oxides. The formation of silver oxide came from the input of oxygen during sputtering. The subsequent growth of the Ag nanorods started from the single silver grain that originated from the decomposition caused by thermal reduction. This method for oxidation reduction growth used no catalysts and improved the interface effect for the lattice match. Photoluminescence of Ag nanorods was detected at 2.17 eV.