Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
First Committee Member
Biswajit Das, Chair
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
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Nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide has traditionally been made in one of two ways: "Mild Anodization (MA)" or "Hard Anodization (HA)". The former method produces self-ordered pore structures but it is slow and only works for a narrow range of processing conditions; the latter method, which is widely used in the aluminum industry, is faster but it produces films with disordered pore structures. Here we report a novel approach termed "pulse anodization" that combines the advantages of the MA and HA processes. By designing the pulse sequences it is possible to control both the composition and pore structure of the anodic aluminum oxide films while maintaining high throughput.
Aluminum—Anodic oxidation; Metals--Anodic oxidation; Nanotechnology; Thin films
Electrical and Computer Engineering | Materials Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Gunukula, Mahesh Babu, "Modulated nanopores using pulse anodization on thin aluminum" (2009). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1180.
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