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Nuclear Track Etched Polycarbonate Membrane

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Created 11/19/2002

ESEM image of a nuclear-track etched polycarbonate membrane with 400-nm pores. Gold was deposited electrolessly into the pores, leaving an inner tube with a diameter approximately half that of the starting membrane. The "tree" effect was obtained by performing reactive ion etching, which removed most of the surrounding polycarbonate.

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  • Bruce Flachsbart , Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
  • Carla Swearingen , Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
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