A study of titania nanotube synthesis in chloride-ion-containing media

E. Panaitescu*, C. Richter, L. Menon

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Abstract

We have completed a detailed experimental investigation into the recently discovered synthesis of titania nanotubes in chloride-ion-containing media. We show that the role of the chloride ions is catalytic and it has a strong effect in increasing the reactivity of the solution, while the nature of cations has no visible role. We have identified the critical parameters for optimal growth and fast production of nanotubes, and a basic growth mechanism for the tubes is proposed. This opens routes for significant improvements of the method toward uniformity and/or better overall yield, making it a viable alternative to the present established methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E7-E13
JournalJournal of the Electrochemical Society
Volume155
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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