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Nanoporous silver, with an average grain size of 20-40 nm and with asymmetric pores typically of similar to 25 and 100 nm width and length, respectively, was synthesized by dealloying of amorphous Ag-based alloys. Binary and ternary Ag-based alloys were selected to prepare fine duplex or amorphous structures and to then remove the non-Ag phase or elements by a proper selective leaching process. The nanoporous foil-shaped samples show unchanged thicknesses and good mechanical integrity, indicating continuous paths between the two sides of the sample. (C) 2014 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)