Template System: Al2O3 System
Starting in†May 2007,†our group sets up research on multifunctional nanostructures. These nanostructured materials will be investigated for biotechnological, magnetic and nanoelectronic applications. The nanowires and nanotubes are produced by using a pulsed electrodeposition process with conducting materials in perfectly ordered alumina pores channel arrays or by multilayer coating of the oxide pore walls with polymers, oxides and metals. The porous alumina templates are fabricated by a lithographic guided self-assembly technique, where the feature size of the lithographic pattern is much larger than the periodicity of the pore arrays. After the growth process the nanowires and nanotubes can be transferred into solutions or integrated in microelectronic devices by a selective chemical etch of the aluminum oxide matrix.