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Fabrication of nanocrystalline aluminium islands using double-surface anodization

Fabrication of nanocrystalline aluminium islands using double-surface anodization
Fabrication of nanocrystalline aluminium islands using double-surface anodization
We report a technique of fabrication of Al nanoislands of dimensions as small as 3 nm. Thin Al foils were anodized from both the surfaces under conditions suitable for the growth of porous alumina. Unanodized Al nanoislands were thus formed at the interpore regions and characterized by transmission electron microscopy. The method allows control over the distribution and the size of the nanoscale islands through the parameters of the anodization process, and automatic passivation by surrounding alumina.
Metal nanoislands, Discrete electronic states, Porous anodic alumina, Pore structure, Nanoparticles, Films
1071-1023
316-318
Booth, S.E.
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Marsh, C.D.
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Mallik, Kanad
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Baranauskas, V.
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Sykes, J.M.
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Wilshaw, P.R.
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Booth, S.E.
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Marsh, C.D.
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Mallik, Kanad
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Baranauskas, V.
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Sykes, J.M.
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Booth, S.E., Marsh, C.D., Mallik, Kanad, Baranauskas, V., Sykes, J.M. and Wilshaw, P.R. (2003) Fabrication of nanocrystalline aluminium islands using double-surface anodization. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 21 (1), 316-318.

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We report a technique of fabrication of Al nanoislands of dimensions as small as 3 nm. Thin Al foils were anodized from both the surfaces under conditions suitable for the growth of porous alumina. Unanodized Al nanoislands were thus formed at the interpore regions and characterized by transmission electron microscopy. The method allows control over the distribution and the size of the nanoscale islands through the parameters of the anodization process, and automatic passivation by surrounding alumina.

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Published date: January 2003
Keywords: Metal nanoislands, Discrete electronic states, Porous anodic alumina, Pore structure, Nanoparticles, Films
Organisations: Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology

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Local EPrints ID: 262679
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/262679
ISSN: 1071-1023
PURE UUID: e89320d2-3116-40de-b001-3832274cc6c4

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Date deposited: 06 Jun 2006
Last modified: 19 Jul 2019 22:31

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