Figure 5.

Schematic diagram for the growth mechanism of the Ni nanochains. a Processes of nucleation and growth, b aggregation processes, c self-assembly processes for the chain formation in dendritic morphology, and d under applied magnetic field for the formation of axially aligned nanochains

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