Ordered Porous Nanostructures and Applications

  • Ralf B. Wehrspohn

Part of the Nanostructure Science and Technology book series (NST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Materials and Preparations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. -N. Chazalviel, F. Ozanam
      Pages 15-35
    3. S. Langa, J. Carstensen, M. Christophersen, H. Föll, I. M. Tiginyanu
      Pages 57-87
    4. Siegmund Greulich-Weber, Heinrich Marsmann
      Pages 109-142
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Ralf B. Wehrspohn, Joerg Schilling
      Pages 145-163
    3. Kornelius Nielsch, Riccardo Hertel, Ralf B. Wehrspohn
      Pages 165-184
    4. P. J. French, H. Ohji
      Pages 185-204
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 205-207

About this book


Ordered porous nanostructures have emerged in the last ten years in different kinds of materials and with different pore diameters and interpore spacing. This book reviews in the first part which kinds of materials exhibit ordered nanopores and what are the physico-chemical reasons for it. In the second part, this book discusses the possible applications from photonic crystals via high-throughput screening to metallic and polymer-nanowire arrays and their use in the case of ferromagnetic wires as high-density magnetic storage medium.

This book reviews the most interesting materials on the market concerning self-ordering, including: macroporous silicon, porous alumina, MCM41 and photonic bandgap materials, which is one of the hottest topics in optics and nano-technology in the last five years, according to Science magazine. In computer applications, these structures enable significantly higher storage densities than are possible with thin film media. Moreover, these structures find uses in template fabrication for nanowire-arrays, high-throughput screening, lab-on-a-chip, ULSI circuitry for trenches and capacitors.


nanostructure optics polymer preparation silicon thin film

Authors and affiliations

  • Ralf B. Wehrspohn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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