Guided nanostructures using anodized aluminum oxide templates

Kunbae Noh, Karla S. Brammer, Tae Yeon Seong, Sungho Jin

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In this paper, we review recent advances in nanotemplate fabrication using anodized aluminum oxide (AAO). In addition to self-ordered AAO nanoarrays, guided AAO self-assembly is of great interest since it can offer highly ordered, vertically aligned nanoporous templates which are suitable for various materials synthesis and alignment of nanosized structures. Moreover, structural modification of AAO nanoarrays by controlling fabrication process parameters are reviewed which can be applicable for advanced micro- and nanosystems. In this aspect, potential applications using AAO will be revealed in the aspects of self-ordered AAO, guided self-assembly of AAO, and biomedical and magnetic applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-555
Number of pages15
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We wish to acknowledge the financial support of this work by NSF-Nanomanufacturing Division (CMMI #0856674), CMRR (Center for Magnetic Recording Research) at UC San Diego, National Research Foundation (NRF) grant through World Class University Program (R33-2008-000-10025-0), and CNMT Grant Frontier R&D Program.


  • Anodized aluminum oxide
  • guided assembly
  • nanostructure
  • nanotemplate
  • self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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