Preparation and Properties of Cupper and Iron Doped TiO2 Nanotubes by Anodization Method
We have synthesized titania nanotubes by an anodization method. The anodization was carried out in a two-electrode configuration bath with Ti sheet as the anode and the Pt as the counter electrode. In this experiment, one face of the Ti foils was exposed to the electrolyte during anodization. The electrolytes were mixtures of ethylene glycol (EG), ammonium fluoride (NH4F) and deionized water (DI water) that contained of Cu and Fe dopants of 0.5 mM. The anodizing voltage was set to 50 V and the anodization was performed at room temperature for 2 h. The nanotubes were crystallized by annealing at 450°C for 2 h. The morphology, structure, and optical properties of the prepared nanotubes were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and UV-vis spectroscopy (UV-vis) respectively. The results show that titania nanotubes are anatase phase and the nanotubes are arranged in highly ordered arrays.
Prof. Seungho Hong
S. Photharin and U. Tipparach, "Preparation and Properties of Cupper and Iron Doped TiO2 Nanotubes by Anodization Method", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 744, pp. 453-457, 2017