A Novel Self-Ordered Sub-10 nm Nanopore Template for Nanotechnology

CNRS, UMR 7325, 13288, Marseille, France, Aix-Marseille Univ., CINaM, 13288, Marseille, France. .
Advanced Materials (Impact Factor: 17.49). 09/2012; 24(37):5094-8. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201200648
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The fabrication of cost-efficient wafer scale self-ordered arrays of vertical and insulating sub-10 nm nanopores with low porosity is demonstrated. These meet challenging applications like read heads with perpendicular to the plane giant magnetoresistance, calling for strongly localized currents. Purely electrical sequencing of DNA strands, requiring insulating membranes with reduced pore diameters can also be considered.

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