Advanced Functional Materials

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20_06b/2010Vertical Nanostructures: Vertical (La,Sr)MnO3 Nanorods from Track-Etched Polymers Directly Buffering Substrates (Adv. Funct. Mater. 6/2010)

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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