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Progress in nano-engineered anodic aluminum oxide membrane development

Poinern, G.E.J., Ali, N. and Fawcett, D. (2011) Progress in nano-engineered anodic aluminum oxide membrane development. Materials, 4 (3). pp. 487-526.

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    Abstract

    The anodization of aluminum is an electro-chemical process that changes the surface chemistry of the metal, via oxidation, to produce an anodic oxide layer. During this process a self organized, highly ordered array of cylindrical shaped pores can be produced with controllable pore diameters, periodicity and density distribution. This enables anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) membranes to be used as templates in a variety of nanotechnology applications without the need for expensive lithographical techniques. This review article is an overview of the current state of research on AAO membranes and the various applications of nanotechnology that use them in the manufacture of nano-materials and devices or incorporate them into specific applications such as biological/chemical sensors, nano-electronic devices, filter membranes and medical scaffolds for tissue engineering.

    Publication Type: Journal Article
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Energy
    Publisher: MDPI
    Copyright: © 2011 by the authors
    Notes: This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/6624
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