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Electrochemically replicated smooth aluminum foils for anodic alumina nanochannel arrays

Biring, Sajal and Tsai, Kun-Tong and Sur, Ujjal Kumar and Wang, Yuh-Lin (2008) Electrochemically replicated smooth aluminum foils for anodic alumina nanochannel arrays. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 19 (1).

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Official URL: http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0957-4484/19/1/0153...

Abstract

A fast electrochemical replication technique has been developed to fabricate large-scale ultra-smooth aluminum foils by exploiting readily available large-scale smooth silicon wafers as the masters. Since the adhesion of aluminum on silicon depends on the time of surface pretreatment in water, it is possible to either detach the replicated aluminum from the silicon master without damaging the replicated aluminum and master or integrate the aluminum film to the silicon substrate. Replicated ultra-smooth aluminum foils are used for the growth of both self-organized and lithographically guided long-range ordered arrays of anodic alumina nanochannels without any polishing pretreatment.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:SURFACES; GOLD; MICROSCOPY; MEMBRANES; SILICON; FILMS
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
ID Code:6438
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:24 Sep 2009 11:40
Last Modified:24 Sep 2009 11:40

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