Electrochemically Engineered Nanoporous Materials

Methods, Properties and Applications

  • Dusan Losic
  • Abel Santos

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 220)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Abel Santos, Tushar Kumeria
    Pages 1-36
  3. Elisabet Xifré-Pérez, Josep Ferré-Borrull, Josep Pallarés, Lluís F. Marsal
    Pages 37-63
  4. Katharina Urmann, Elena Tenenbaum, Johanna-Gabriela Walter, Ester Segal
    Pages 93-116
  5. Steven J. P. McInnes, Rachel D. Lowe
    Pages 117-162
  6. Joakim Riikonen, Wujun Xu, Vesa-Pekka Lehto
    Pages 163-185
  7. Tushar Kumeria, Abel Santos
    Pages 187-218
  8. Agnieszka Brzózka, Anna Brudzisz, Katarzyna Hnida, Grzegorz D. Sulka
    Pages 219-288
  9. Naoum Vaenas, Thomas Stergiopoulos, Polycarpos Falaras
    Pages 289-306
  10. Karan Gulati, Masakazu Kogawa, Shaheer Maher, Gerald Atkins, David Findlay, Dusan Losic
    Pages 307-355
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 357-364

About this book


This book provides in-depth knowledge about the fabrications, structures, properties and applications of three outstanding electrochemically engineered nanoporous materials including porous silicon, nanoporous alumina and nanotubular titania.  The book integrates three major themes describing these materials. The first theme is on porous silicon reviewing the methods for preparation by electrochemical etching, properties and methods for surface functionalization relevant for biosensing applications.  Biomedical applications of porous silicon are major focus, described in several chapters reviewing recent developments on bioanalysis, emerging capture probes, and drug delivery. The second theme on nanoporous alumina starts with describing the concept of self-organized electrochemical process used for synthesis nanopore and nanotube structures of valve metal oxides and reviewing recent development and progress on this field. The following chapters are focused mainly  on optical properties and biosensing application of nanoporous alumina providing the reader with the depth of understanding of the structure controlled optical and photonic properties and design of optical biosensing devices using different detection principles such as photoluminescence,  surface plasmon resonance, reflective spectrometry, wave guiding,  Raman scattering etc. The third theme is focused on nanotubular titania reviewing three key applications including photocatalysis, solar cells and drug delivery. The book represents an important resource for academics, researchers, industry professionals, post-graduate and high-level undergraduate students providing them with both an overview of the current state-of-the-art on these materials and their future developments.


Electrochemical Etching Methods Electrotechnical Anodization Nanoporous Alumina Nanotubular Titania Porous Silicon Porous Silicon for Biomedical Applications Porous Silicon for Drug Delivery Self-organized Anodic Nanotubes Titania Nanotubes for Drug Delivery Titania Nanotubes for Photocatalysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Dusan Losic
    • 1
  • Abel Santos
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Chemical EngineeringThe University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.School of Chemical EngineeringThe University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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