Gold nanotube membranes; Fabrication of controlled pore geometries and tailored surface chemistries

Leonora Velleman, F Guillaume, J.L. Bruneel, Dusan Losic, Joseph Shapter

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    Abstract

    This study concerns the fabrication, chemical modification and characterisation of gold nanotube membranes using porous alumina (PA) membranes as templates. Electroless deposition was used to finely coat membranes with gold, forming gold nanotubes within the pores. PA templates were fabricated with straight and shaped pores thus allowing the fabrication of a wide range of gold nanotube geometries. The gold deposition process provides control over the pore size of the membrane, where pore sizes can be reduced to molecular dimensions. Chemical sensitivity was introduced into the membrane through the addition of self assembled monolayers (SAMs) of thiols. Characterisation of thiol assembly within the pores of the membrane was investigated using confocal Raman.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages98-101
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
    Event2010 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN2010) -
    Duration: 22 Feb 2010 → …

    Conference

    Conference2010 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN2010)
    Period22/02/10 → …

    Keywords

    • Gold nanotube membrane
    • Porous alumina
    • Raman spectroscopy
    • Thiol

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    Velleman, L., Guillaume, F., Bruneel, J. L., Losic, D., & Shapter, J. (2010). Gold nanotube membranes; Fabrication of controlled pore geometries and tailored surface chemistries. 98-101. Paper presented at 2010 International Conference On Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN2010), . https://doi.org/10.1109/ICONN.2010.6045191