Nanotechnology @ GSI Materials Research

  • Nanoporous membranes are fabricated by heavy ion irradiation and chemical etching. Pore density and pore arrangement are selected by the irradiation conditions. Pore size and geometry are controlled by the etching parameters.
  • By electrodeposition inside the nanopores, micro- and nanowires with controlled geometry and crystallinity can be fabricated. Nanowires fabricated by the template method are excellent objects to investigate size-effects on technologically relevant properties such as optical, electrical, and thermal.
  • Single nanopore membranes developed at GSI are employed by many groups around the world to investigate ionic transport through confined nanochannels, and develop novel chemical- and bio sensors.


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