Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 19, pp 8083–8087 | Cite as

Morphological, structural and optical characterization of nickel nanostructures fabricated through electrochemical template synthesis



The electrochemical template synthesis of high aspect-ratio nickel nanorods in the track-etch membranes of polycarbonate having nominal pore size of 80, 50 and 30 nm is considered. The morphological and structural analyses have been carried out through scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction respectively. The synthesized nanorods possess FCC lattice structure with texturing for {220} planes. When excited with UV radiation pulse, the structures exhibited weak photoluminescence with exponential decay, which is attributed to the presence of some adsorbed metal hydroxide.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raminder Kaur
    • 1
  • N. K. Verma
    • 1
  • S. K. Chakarvarti
    • 2
  1. 1.Thapar Institute of Engineering & TechnologyPatialaIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of TechnologyKurukshetraIndia

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