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

  • Raminder KaurEmail author
  • N. K. Verma
  • S. K. Chakarvarti


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.


Nickel Hydroxide Template Synthesis Nominal Pore Size Nickel Sulphate Nickel Nanostructures 



We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial support provided by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Govt. of India, New Delhi, for this research work, vide their letter number F/No/8020/RID/R&D-84-2001-02 dated March 4, 2002.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raminder Kaur
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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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