Anodized Aluminum Oxide (AAO) nanopores are used as molds in the electrodeposition of metal nanowires. The diameter of the pores can greatly affect the wires’ properties.
The Hard Anodization (HA) method was employed: higher 2nd anodization voltage,
faster sample production. The 1st and 2nd anodization steps were analyzed:
powerful effect on diameter,
relative lack of understanding of their effect with HA.