Cover Picture: Novel Structure of AAO Film Fabricated by Constant Current Anodization (Adv. Mater. 19/2007)

Authors

  • S. Zhao,

    1. Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council Canada, 75 de Mortagne Blvd, Boucherville, QC, J4B 6Y4 (Canada)
    2. École Polytechnique de Montréal, Département de Genie Physique et Regroupement Quebecois sur les Materiaux de Pointe (RQMP), CP 6079, Succursale Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3A7 (Canada)
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  • K. Chan,

    1. Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council Canada, 75 de Mortagne Blvd, Boucherville, QC, J4B 6Y4 (Canada)
    2. Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6 (Canada)
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  • A. Yelon,

    1. École Polytechnique de Montréal, Département de Genie Physique et Regroupement Quebecois sur les Materiaux de Pointe (RQMP), CP 6079, Succursale Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3A7 (Canada)
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  • T. Veres

    1. Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council Canada, 75 de Mortagne Blvd, Boucherville, QC, J4B 6Y4 (Canada)
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Abstract

Anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) films with a six-membered ring structure are reported by Shiyong Zhao, Teodor Veres, and co-workers on p. 3004. The films, with a controlled pore diameter, are prepared by constant current anodization at a high current density. While structurally ordered arrays of nanodots have been fabricated by using this AAO template, the high pore density of this AAO structure may promote its use in many applications, for example in the preparation of mosaic nanowire arrays or photonic devices.

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