Paper Title:
Preparation of Well-Ordered TiO2 Nanotube Arrays by Electrochemical Anodization of Titanium Foil in Neutral Electrolytes
  Abstract

To obtain high performance TiO2 nanotube arrays (TNAs)-based material is interesting because of its wide applications in photocatalysis field such as solar energy conversion, photocatalysis and sensors. In the present work, the well-ordered TNAs were prepared by electrochemical anodization of titanium foil in the SO42−/F based electrolyte under 20 V for 2 h during which the Ti foil and Pt wire were used as anode and cathode, respectively. The FESEM results showed that the as-obtained TNAs were well-aligned on Ti substrate with ~ 1.5 μm in length and ~ 100 nm pore in diameter. The XRD results indicated that the as-formed TNAs was in the form of amorphous and could be transformed into crystalline anatase phase under the heat treatment at 450 °C. Meanwhile, the UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectra demonstrated that the band-gap of the obtained TNAs was narrower than the commercial TiO2 nanoparticles, indicating a better photocatalytic activity of the as-prepared TNAs over the commercial TiO2 nanoparticles.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 233-235)
Edited by
Zhong Cao, Lixian Sun, Xueqiang Cao, Yinghe He
Pages
2047-2050
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.233-235.2047
Citation
C. Wang, D. Chen, S. Liu, X. N. Huang, Y. X. Huang, K. Y. Shu, "Preparation of Well-Ordered TiO2 Nanotube Arrays by Electrochemical Anodization of Titanium Foil in Neutral Electrolytes", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 233-235, pp. 2047-2050, 2011
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May 2011
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