Deposition of Nicrmo Nanowires using Anodic Aluminum Oxide Template
This work aims to fabricate NiCrMo nanowires with wt% of 72.2, 19.5 and 8.3% respectively which closed to the
composition of NiCrMo alloy that used in dental applications. The fabrication was done by electrochemical process using
anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) as a template which prepared in 0.3M oxalic acid. The fabricated nanowires were characterized
by XRD, SEM, EDS and TEM. The produced nanowires have 70-72 nm in diameter and 10-20 μm in length. The XRD pattern
of fabricated nanowires indicates the formation of symmetric orthorhombic Ni40Cr18Mo42 phase within Ni matrix with
uniformly wire arrays at the same dimensions. These arrays were deposited in orderly pores of AAO as indicated by SEM and
Index Terms—Nanowire, NiCrMo, Electrochemical method, AAO template.