MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS
Online ISSN : 1347-5320
Print ISSN : 1345-9678
ISSN-L : 1345-9678
Technique for Self-Assembly of Tin Nano-Particles on Anodic Aluminum Oxide (AAO) Templates
Chin-Guo KuoChien-Chon Chen
Author information
JOURNALS FREE ACCESS

2009 Volume 50 Issue 5 Pages 1102-1104

Details
Abstract

Various pore sizes of anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) were fabricated using a two-step anodization process. AAO pores with diameters ranging from 5 to 500 nm were formed in diluted electrolyte solutions of sulfuric acid, oxalic acid, and phosphoric acid. Irregularly shaped tin particles in nano sizes were formed on the AAO using a thermo-vaporizing process. Tin spheres with diameters ranging from 3 to 500 nm were then obtained by reflowing vaporized AAO in silicate oil. A transmission electron microscope (TEM JEOL 2000) was employed to characterize the crystalline structure of a tin sphere with 18 nm diameter.

Information related to the author
© 2009 The Japan Institute of Metals and Materials
Previous article Next article
feedback
Top