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AFM, SEM and TEM Studies on Porous Anodic Alumina

Zhu, Yuan Yuan and Ding, Gu Qiao and Ding, Jian Ning and Yuan, Ning Yi (2010) AFM, SEM and TEM Studies on Porous Anodic Alumina. Nanoscale Research Letters, 5 (4). pp. 725-734.

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Porous anodic alumina (PAA) has been intensively studied in past decade due to its applications for fabricating nanostructured materials. Since PAA’s pore diameter, thickness and shape vary too much, a systematical study on the methods of morphology characterization is meaningful and essential for its proper development and utilization. In this paper, we present detailed AFM, SEM and TEM studies on PAA and its evolvements with abundant microstructures, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The sample preparation, testing skills and morphology analysis are discussed, especially on the differentiation during characterizing complex cross-sections and ultrasmall nanopores. The versatility of PAAs is also demonstrated by the diversity of PAAs’ microstructure.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Microscopy - Nanostructure - Porous - Anodic Alumina - Characterization
Subjects:Analytical Science > Microscopy and probe methods
Analytical Science > Metrology and standards in nanotechnology
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:8832
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:14 May 2010 16:04
Last Modified:14 May 2010 16:04

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