Pathways to rapid and reliable fabrication of nanocylinder arrays are provided. Simple methods are described for the production of well-ordered arrays of nanopores, nanowires, and other materials. This is accomplished by orienting copolymer films and removing a component from the film to produce nanopores, that in turn, can be filled with materials to produce the arrays. The resulting arrays can be used to produce nanoscale media, devices, and systems.
This invention was made with government support under U.S. National Science Foundation Grant No. CTS-9871782, U.S. Department of Energy Grant No. DE-FG02-96ERA45612, and U.S. National Science Foundation Grant No. DMR-9809365. The government has certain rights in this invention.