Combining template synthesis with patterning methods
We report on different approaches that we have adopted and developed for the fabrication of nanowires and nanostructures. Methods based on template synthesis and on self organization seem to be the most promising for the fabrication of nanomaterials and nanostructures due to their easiness and low cost. The development of a supported nanoporous alumina template and the possibility of using this template to combine electrochemical synthesis with lithographic methods open new ways for the fabrication of complex nanostructures. The numerous advantages of the supported template and its compatibility with microelectronic processes make it an ideal candidate for further integration into large-scale fabrication of various nanowire-based devices.
Applied Physics a, 2009, Vol 96, Issue 3, p. 603-608