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Alumina Nanopores
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An atomic force microscope image of a hexagonally ordered array of alumina nanopores that were fabricated by anodization, as viewed from the top. The size of the image is 1 micron by 1 micron. This research was supported by NSF grant DMR 00-95215. [Image is from a group of 14 related images; to view the others, search for "electronic and photonic."]

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Once the target of solely experimental research, the electronic and photonic components that are crafted from organic chemicals now drive major markets. Uses for the scalable, light weight technologies range from the billion-dollar photo-conductive film industry to the growing market for solid-state lighting, such as LEDs (light-emitting diodes).

Organic electronic and photonic applications that are still in development may have an even broader impact, serving as flexible electronics, biologically compatible devices, solid-state lighting, and chemical sensors as well as devices yet to be conceived.

In January 2003, the National Science Foundation sponsored a workshop in which experts from both industry and universities came together to discuss the future of the field. Some of the highlights discussed by participants were new developments, changing directions in research, and the needs facing investigators as they train the next generation of engineers.

For further information, see NSF Media Advisory PA/M 03-03.

Alumina Nanopores<BR>(Image B)
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Credit: Credit Robert M. Metzger, University of Alabama, and NSF
Year of Image: 2002

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MATERIALS RESEARCH / Photonics

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