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Type: Journal article
Title: Nanoporous anodic alumina platforms: engineered surface chemistry and structure for optical sensing applications
Author: Kumeria, T.
Santos, A.
Losic, D.
Citation: Sensors, 2014; 14(7):11878-11918
Publisher: MDPI AG
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 1424-8239
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Tushar Kumeria, Abel Santos and Dusan Losic
Abstract: Electrochemical anodization of pure aluminum enables the growth of highly ordered nanoporous anodic alumina (NAA) structures. This has made NAA one of the most popular nanomaterials with applications including molecular separation, catalysis, photonics, optoelectronics, sensing, drug delivery, and template synthesis. Over the past decades, the ability to engineer the structure and surface chemistry of NAA and its optical properties has led to the establishment of distinctive photonic structures that can be explored for developing low-cost, portable, rapid-response and highly sensitive sensing devices in combination with surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and reflective interference spectroscopy (RIfS) techniques. This review article highlights the recent advances on fabrication, surface modification and structural engineering of NAA and its application and performance as a platform for SPR- and RIfS-based sensing and biosensing devices.
Keywords: nanoporous anodic alumina; surface modification; optical biosensor; plasmon resonance; reflective interferometry
Rights: © 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (
RMID: 0030007624
DOI: 10.3390/s140711878
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