# How can I best achieve a stable solution of Pt-Nanowires in water

I am synthesizing platinum nanowires ($50nm×20\mu m$) in aqueous solution. Unfortunately they start to aggregate rapidly, which is not desired.

How can I keep them dispersed?

• I think there are several things that could work for you, but I suspect the driving issue in your choice will be whether the additive interferes with your process. Could you state in a few sentences the gist of your process? – airhuff Jan 29 '17 at 5:04