Biofunctionalization of Nanoporous Alumina Substrates


Anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) is a nanoporous material with well-defined hexagonally ordered, cylindrical parallel pores running straight through the material’s thickness. Owing to the transparency of AAO, thin-films of this material have been explored for in situ monitoring of biological relevant processes occurring within these nanoporous templates by using optical waveguide spectroscopy (OWS) and fluorescence microscopy.

Cite this page

References (149)

About this content

Biofunctionalization of Nanoporous Alumina Substrates
Book Title
Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties
Book DOI
Chapter DOI
Part of
  • Bharat Bhushan Send Email (1)
  • Dan Luo Send Email (2)
  • Scott R. Schricker Send Email (3)
  • Wolfgang Sigmund Send Email (4)
  • Stefan Zauscher Send Email (5)
  • Editor Affiliation
  • 1 Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • 2 Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • 3 Division of Restorative, Prosthetic and Primary Care, The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • 4 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • 5 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • Authors
  • Thomas D. Lazzara Send Email (6) (8)
  • Andreas Janshoff Send Email (7)
  • Claudia Steinem Send Email (6)
  • Author Affiliation
  • 6 Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Tammannstraße 2, 37077, Göttingen, Germany
  • 8 Polytechnique Montreal, 2900 boul, Édouard–Montpetit, Université de Montréal Campus 2500, Chemin de Polytechnique, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • 7 Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Tammannstraße 6, 37077, Göttingen, Germany
  • Cite this content

    Citation copied