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Engineering of Self-Organizing Electrochemistry: Porous Alumina and Titania Nanotubes

Chapter


Abstract


  • Advances and accumulated knowledge gained over the years in self-organizing electrochemical anodization of a large range of metal substrates has rapidly helped the evolution of the field to reach a more mature level in terms of greater precision in controlling and engineering porous anodic oxides. Today, many functional devices have been devised that exploit the high surface area of these films, the ability to tune pore dimensions through anodizing process parameters, and the material properties of oxides on particular metals. This chapter reviews two most prominent self-organized oxide materials, which are on the one hand already commercially available anodic porous alumina, and on the other hand anodic TiO2 nanotubes that have received a great deal of scientific interest in recent years. The chapter compares and shows that fundamentally both anodic alumina and TiO2 are very similar in view of achieving optimized self-organization, duplex oxide structure, and many mechanistic growth aspects.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Lee, C. Y., & Schmuki, P. (2015). Engineering of Self-Organizing Electrochemistry: Porous Alumina and Titania Nanotubes. In Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering (Vol. 15, pp. 145-192). doi:10.1002/9783527690633.ch5

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783527690633

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85015471210

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering

Start Page


  • 145

End Page


  • 192

Abstract


  • Advances and accumulated knowledge gained over the years in self-organizing electrochemical anodization of a large range of metal substrates has rapidly helped the evolution of the field to reach a more mature level in terms of greater precision in controlling and engineering porous anodic oxides. Today, many functional devices have been devised that exploit the high surface area of these films, the ability to tune pore dimensions through anodizing process parameters, and the material properties of oxides on particular metals. This chapter reviews two most prominent self-organized oxide materials, which are on the one hand already commercially available anodic porous alumina, and on the other hand anodic TiO2 nanotubes that have received a great deal of scientific interest in recent years. The chapter compares and shows that fundamentally both anodic alumina and TiO2 are very similar in view of achieving optimized self-organization, duplex oxide structure, and many mechanistic growth aspects.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Lee, C. Y., & Schmuki, P. (2015). Engineering of Self-Organizing Electrochemistry: Porous Alumina and Titania Nanotubes. In Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering (Vol. 15, pp. 145-192). doi:10.1002/9783527690633.ch5

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783527690633

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85015471210

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering

Start Page


  • 145

End Page


  • 192