Fabrication of Highly Ordered Gold Nanorods Film Using Alumina Nanopores

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Physics, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran

2 Department of Physics, Shiraz University, P. O. Box 71454 Shiraz, Iran



A simple method for fabrication of highly ordered gold nanorod film is introduced in this article. The procedure is based on thermal evaporation of gold into a porous anodic alumina film (PAA). The PPA film was fabricated by combining the hard and mild anodization. This combination effectively decreases the processing time of fabrication of highly ordered porous anodic alumina film with controlled pore diameter and length.  It was found that gold nanorods configuration affected by the porous anodic alumina film structure such as pore diameter and length. Furthermore the evaporation process change the rods diameter along the nanopores via the decreasing the pore mouth during the gold deposition.