OPEN TOP AND SELF-ORGANIZED LONG TITANIUM DIOXIDE NANO TUBES PREPARED BY ANODIZATION OF SPUTTERED TITANIUM LAYER

1 HEJAZI Hossein S.M.
Co-authors:
1 BARMAN Tapan 1 NALDONI Alberto 1 HUBIČKA Zdeněk 1 KMENT Štěpán 1 SCHMUKI Patrik 1 ZBOŘIL Radek
Institution:
1 Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, Šlechtitelu 27, 783 71 Olomouc, Czech Republic, radek.zboril@upol.cz
Conference:
10th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, October 17th - 19th 2018
Proceedings:
Proceedings 10th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
Pages:
175-180
ISBN:
978-80-87294-89-5
ISSN:
2694-930X
Published:
28th February 2019
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

Anodization is a simple and effective method to synthesize self-organized titanium dioxide nanotubes. But depending on the electrolyte used for anodization, there is a disorder “nano grass” or an “initiation layer” on top of the nano tubes. Additionally peeling off the nanotubes from substrate might happen during the anodization of titanium which is sputtered on the fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO). Removing this unwanted layer (without delamination), especially in high length TiO2 nanotubes could increase the photo electrochemical performance. Here we report a novel method to anodize the titanium layer homogenously and to produce open top nano tubes. Results show that the photo current density of samples will be increase up to 15% after opening the top surface of nanotubes.

Keywords: Open top TiO2 nano tubes, anodization, nano grass, initiation layer, sputtering
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