Virus-based 3-dimensional nanowire network copper and nickel electrodes
Author(s)Lew, Brandon (Brandon Timothy)
Virus-based three-dimensional nanowire network copper and nickel electrodes
Virus-based 3D nanowire network copper and nickel electrodes
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Angela M. Belcher.
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Synthesizing a scalable microelectrode at room temperature is possible using bio-templating. To create a novel 3D electrode, we report M13 virus cross-linking and nickel and copper nanowire synthesis. In this process, virus was cross-linked using glutaraldehyde to form mechanically stable hydrogels, which were then mineralized using electroless deposition. The mineralized hydrogels were of micron-scale thickness with sub-micron pore sizes. SEM and FIB imagery provided visual confirmation of highly-networked nanowires, and EDX demonstrated purity of the nanowires as over 95% pure metal.
Thesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2011.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 33-35).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering.