Self-Organized High Aspect Ratios Titanium Oxide Nanotube Arrays Prepared by Anodization
The self-organized nanotube arrays were fabricated in glycerol electrolyte containing different additives, such as deionized water or ethylene glycol. The effects of anodization conditions, including anodic voltage, electrolyte viscosity, additives and ion concentration on the pores size and morphology were studied. Combined with preoxidation process, high aspect ratio titania nanotube arrays were formed rapidly in glycerol and saturated NaF solutions at 60 V for 1 h. SEM observation showed that a film with the thickness of about 10μm was obtained. A possible mechanism of the nanotubes growth was presented.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
J. L. Tao et al., "Self-Organized High Aspect Ratios Titanium Oxide Nanotube Arrays Prepared by Anodization", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 529-531, 2008