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Progress in Nanoporous Templates: Beyond Anodic Aluminum Oxide and Towards Functional Complex Materials

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
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Materials 2019, 12(16), 2535; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12162535
Received: 28 June 2019 / Revised: 29 July 2019 / Accepted: 6 August 2019 / Published: 9 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Advanced Nanomaterials)
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Abstract

Successful synthesis of ordered porous, multi-component complex materials requires a series of coordinated processes, typically including fabrication of a master template, deposition of materials within the pores to form a negative structure, and a third deposition or etching process to create the final, functional template. Translating the utility and the simplicity of the ordered nanoporous geometry of binary oxide templates to those comprising complex functional oxides used in energy, electronic, and biology applications has been met with numerous critical challenges. This review surveys the current state of commonly used complex material nanoporous template synthesis techniques derived from the base anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) geometry. View Full-Text
Keywords: functional oxides; anodic aluminum oxide; nanotechnology; nanomaterials functional oxides; anodic aluminum oxide; nanotechnology; nanomaterials
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Zhou, Z.; Nonnenmann, S.S. Progress in Nanoporous Templates: Beyond Anodic Aluminum Oxide and Towards Functional Complex Materials. Materials 2019, 12, 2535.

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