Special Issue "Technology and Applications of Nanoporous Alumina"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 February 2019).
Interests: biosensors; micro–nanoporous materials; nanophotonics; nanomedicine; organic and hybrid nanostructured materials
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Interests: modeling interaction of light with nanostructures at the nanoscale; nanoengineering of the optical and geometric properties of nanoporous materials; biotechnological applications of nanoporous materials
Nanoporous anodic alumina (NAA) is a material with an outstanding set of properties (e.g., well-defined cylindrical nanopores, chemical resistance, thermal stability, mechanical robustness, photoluminescence, large surface area, easy surface modification, etc.) and cost-competitive fabrication processes. NAA is a matrix of aluminium oxide featuring arrays of cylindrical nanopores organized in a quasi-hexagonal arrangement with diameters that can be tuned from few nm up to 400 nm. In addition, NAA-based nanostructures can be used as versatile templates for developing new nanostructures with new performances. Thus, the development of new nanostructures and applications using NAA is of great scientific and technological interest.
This Special Issue will present recent advances in NAA fabrication and their application to different research fields: Nanomedicine, energy, sensors, catalysis, photonics, nanofluidics, magnetism, biotechnology, etc. The broad and interdisciplinary applicability of nanoporous anodic alumina is of interest for a broad audience: Physicists, chemists, bioengineers, materials scientists, and nanomedicine experts.
Prof. Dr. Lluis F. Marsal
Dr. Josep Ferré-Borrull
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- Nanoporous alumina
- Electrochemical etching
- Porous nanoparticles
- Template-assisted nanostructuring
- Surface functionalization
- Drug delivery
- Photonic crystals
- Cell culture