Biofunctionalization of Nanoporous Alumina Substrates

Abstract

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.

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Biofunctionalization of Nanoporous Alumina Substrates
Book Title
Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties
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10.1007/978-3-642-31107-9
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31107-9_11
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  • 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
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  • 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
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