Figure 7.

A sketch of the nucleation and growth processes of metal nanowire grown by pulsed electrodeposition. a ions reduction on the Au electrode and random nucleation, b and c formation of several nanocrystals and growth in size, d preferred growth of a single crystal along a preferential plane in a 2D growth mode

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