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High-speed growth of TiO2 nanotube arrays with gradient pore diameter and ultrathin tube wall under high-field anodization.

Authors
  • Yuan, Xiaoliang1
  • Zheng, Maojun
  • Ma, Li
  • Shen, Wenzhong
  • 1 Key Laboratory of Artificial Structures and Quantum Control, Ministry of Education, Department of Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China. , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nanotechnology
Publisher
IOP Publishing
Publication Date
Oct 08, 2010
Volume
21
Issue
40
Pages
405302–405302
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/21/40/405302
PMID: 20829566
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Highly ordered TiO(2) nanotubular arrays have been prepared by two-step anodization under high field. The high anodizing current densities lead to a high-speed film growth (0.40-1.00 microm min(-1)), which is nearly 16 times faster than traditional fabrication of TiO(2) at low field. It was found that an annealing process of Ti foil is an effective approach to get a monodisperse and double-pass TiO(2) nanotubular layer with a gradient pore diameter and ultrathin tube wall (nearly 10 nm). A higher anodic voltage and longer anodization time are beneficial to the formation of ultrathin tube walls. This approach is simple and cost-effective in fabricating high-quality ordered TiO(2) nanotubular arrays for practical applications.

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