High-throughput Assembly of Nanoelements in Nanoporous Alumina Templates

E. Gultepe, D. Nagesha, L. Menon, A. Busnaina, S. Sridhar
Applied Physics Letters, V.90, P.163119 (2007)

We demonstrate a nanofabrication method utilizing nanoporous alumina templates which involves directed three dimensional assembly of nanoparticles inside the pores by means of an electrophoretic technique. In their demonstration, they have assembled polystyrene nanobeads with diameter of 50 nm inside nanopore arrays of height of 250 nm and diameter of 80 nm. Such a technique is particularly useful for large-scale, rapid assembly of nanoelements for potential device applications.

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