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Identical-Length Nanowire Arrays in Anodic Alumina Templates

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Abstract:

Arrays of nanowires with identical length are fabricated by using ultrasound to remove the length fluctuation among nanowires, which are deliberately grown in burette-shaped nanochannels on an anodic anumina film. The process allows the fabrication of 10 micron Ag-nanowire arrays with length fluctuation as small as 0.09%. By integrating the process with a focused-ion-beam-based lithographic method to grow nanowires into selective nanochannels in an array, we fabricate arrays of uniform-length nanowires that are arranged in a custom-designed lateral geometry. The ability to fabricate such artificial nanomaterials paves the way for the exploitation of their unusual optical, electrical, and thermal properties.

Keywords: ANODIC ALUMINUM OXIDE; FOCUSED ION BEAM; METAMATERIAL; NANOWIRES; PLASMONICS

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2010.2742

Publication date: 2010-12-01

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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