Authors: Resende, PM; Sanz, R; Ruiz-de Clavijo, A; Caballero-Calero, O; Martin-Gonzalez, M

Coatings. vol: 6. page: 2079-6412.
Date: DEC. 2016.
Doi: 10.3390/coatings6040059.

The synthesis of a conformal three-dimensional nanostructure based on porous anodic alumina with transversal nanopores on wires is herein presented. The resulting three-dimensional network exhibits the same nanostructure as that obtained on planar geometries, but with a macroscopic cylindrical geometry. The morphological analysis of the nanostructure revealed the effects of the initial defects on the aluminum surface and the mechanical strains on the integrity of the three-dimensional network. The results evidence the feasibility of obtaining 3D porous anodic alumina on non-planar aluminum substrates..