Vertical Nanostructures: Vertical (La,Sr)MnO3 Nanorods from Track-Etched Polymers Directly Buffering Substrates (Adv. Funct. Mater. 6/2010)

Authors

  • Adrián Carretero-Genevrier,

    1. Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia (Spain)
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  • Jaume Gázquez,

    1. Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia (Spain)
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  • Teresa Puig,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia (Spain)
    • Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia (Spain).
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  • Narcís Mestres,

    1. Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia (Spain)
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  • Felip Sandiumenge,

    1. Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia (Spain)
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  • Xavier Obradors,

    1. Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB) Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) 08193 Bellaterra, Catalonia (Spain)
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  • Etienne Ferain

    1. Unité de Physique et de Chimie des Hauts Polymères Université catholique de Louvain Croix du Sud 1, B-1348 Louvain la Neuve (Belgium)
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Abstract

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The inside cover image shows a tilted SEMFE image of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 vertical nanorods. A. Carretero-Genevrier and co-workers have established a new method to generate vertical complex oxides nanostructures based on a sol–gel precursor solution and using track-etched polymers that act to buffer the substrate, which is described on page 892. These vertical nanorods grown at mild temperature undergo a complete structural, morphological, and chemical transformation into single crystalline (LaSr)xOy nanopyramids upon thermal activation at 1000°C.

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