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Nanoporous Anodic Alumina Platforms: Engineered Surface Chemistry and Structure for Optical Sensing Applications

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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 11878-11918; https://doi.org/10.3390/s140711878
Received: 12 May 2014 / Revised: 23 June 2014 / Accepted: 25 June 2014 / Published: 7 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanopore Sensors: Fabrications, Properties and Applications)
Electrochemical anodization of pure aluminum enables the growth of highly ordered nanoporous anodic alumina (NAA) structures. This has made NAA one of the most popular nanomaterials with applications including molecular separation, catalysis, photonics, optoelectronics, sensing, drug delivery, and template synthesis. Over the past decades, the ability to engineer the structure and surface chemistry of NAA and its optical properties has led to the establishment of distinctive photonic structures that can be explored for developing low-cost, portable, rapid-response and highly sensitive sensing devices in combination with surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and reflective interference spectroscopy (RIfS) techniques. This review article highlights the recent advances on fabrication, surface modification and structural engineering of NAA and its application and performance as a platform for SPR- and RIfS-based sensing and biosensing devices. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanoporous anodic alumina; surface modification; optical biosensor; plasmon resonance; reflective interferometry nanoporous anodic alumina; surface modification; optical biosensor; plasmon resonance; reflective interferometry
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Kumeria, T.; Santos, A.; Losic, D. Nanoporous Anodic Alumina Platforms: Engineered Surface Chemistry and Structure for Optical Sensing Applications. Sensors 2014, 14, 11878-11918.

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