Vertically Aligned Nanowires on Flexible Silicone using a Supported Alumina Template prepared by Pulsed Anodization

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  • Stefan Mátéfi-Tempfli,

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    1. Université Catholique de Louvain Unité de Physico-Chimie et Physique des Matériaux Place Croix du Sud 1, bât. Boltzmann A1 Louvain-la-Neuve 1348 (Belgium)
    • Université Catholique de Louvain Unité de Physico-Chimie et Physique des Matériaux Place Croix du Sud 1, bât. Boltzmann A1 Louvain-la-Neuve 1348 (Belgium).
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  • Mária Mátéfi-Tempfli

    1. Université Catholique de Louvain Unité de Physico-Chimie et Physique des Matériaux Place Croix du Sud 1, bât. Boltzmann A1 Louvain-la-Neuve 1348 (Belgium)
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Abstract

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Carpets of vertically aligned nanowires on flexible substrates are successfully realized by a template method. Applying special pulsed anodization conditions, defect-free nanoporous alumina structures supported on polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), a flexible silicone elastomer, are created. By using this template with nanopores ending on a conducting underlayer, a high-density nanowire array can be simply grown by direct DC-electrodeposition on the top of the silicone rubber.

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