Electrodeposition of Bi1−xSbx Nanowires as an Advanced Material for Thermoelectric Applications

  • J. E. Weber
  • W. G. Yelton
  • A. Kumar
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)


This paper focuses on the electrodeposition of high density nanowire arrays in porous anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) templates. A two step anodization technique was used to develop a template for Bi1-xSbx nanowire growth directly on Si substrates. Uniform pores with virtually no grain boundaries were achieved. Fundamental electrochemistry experiments on Bi3+, Sb3+, and both cations in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) were carried out to characterize the ideal chronopotential pulse and to determine the thermodynamic, diffusion and mass transport issues when plating Bi1-xSbx into nano dimension pore structures. Such chronopotentiometry resulted in uniform nanowire growth within porous channels of the AAO template.


Nanowire electrodeposition thermoelectric application 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Research CenterUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Sandia National LaboratoriesPhotonics Microsystems TechnologiesAlbuquerqueUSA

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