Enhanced photoelectrochemical current response of titania nanotube array

Yibing Xie, Li Min Zhou, Haitao Huang

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Abstract

Self-organized and highly-ordered TiO2nanotube array with disjunctive wall-hole structure has been synthesized from titanium foil by potentiostatic-galvanostatic anodization process. The morphology and microstructure of the TiO2layer depend greatly on the electrolyzing parameters and electrolyte components. TiO2formation mechanism by anodization oxidation is discussed. The crystallized TiO2/Ti nanotube electrode exhibited a significant enhancement of photoelectrochemical current response in comparison with micrometer-sized TiO2/Ti multiporous electrode. Such kind of TiO2nanotube will have many potential applications in various areas as an outstanding photoelectrochemical material.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3558-3560
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Volume60
Issue number29-30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006

Keywords

  • Nanotube
  • Photoelectrochemical
  • Titania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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