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Fabrication of Nanostructured Thin Films Using Porous Alumina Templates

  • Aijun Yin (a1), Jin Ho Kim (a2) and Jimmy Xu (a3)


We demonstrate a method for fabricating a variety of nanostructured metallic thin films by using one simple approach based on the use of anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) membrane as masking template. Highly-ordered large-area metallic nanopore- or nanotip-arrays (e.g., Ni, Ag, Au), with various sizes and shapes, were deposited onto AAO membranes through e-beam evaporation. Free standing nano-patterned metallic films were obtained after chemically removing the template and characterized using scanning electron microscopy and electrochemical methods. The nanostructured films will find use in a number of applications, such as plasmonics, electrochemical and biomedical analysis, and catalysis.



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  • Aijun Yin (a1), Jin Ho Kim (a2) and Jimmy Xu (a3)


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