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Title: Effects of electrode distance and nature of electrolyte on the diameter of titanium dioxide nanotube

The titanium nanotubes were synthesized using viscous electrolytes consisting of ethylene glycol and non-viscous electrolytes consisting of aqueous solution of hydrofluoric acid. Sodium fluoride and ammonium fluoride were utilized as the source of fluorine ions. The samples were then characterized by field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM). Their morphologies were investigated under different anodic potentials and various electrolyte compositions. It was found out that nanotubes can be obtained in fluoride ions and morphology is dependent on various parameters like anodic potential, time, electrolyte composition and the effects by varying the distance between the electrodes on the morphology was also investigated. It was found that by altering the distance between the electrodes, change in the diameter and the porosity was observed.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences Unviersiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 31750, Bandar Seri Iskandar (Malaysia)
  2. SABIC Plastic Application Development Center, Riyadh Technovalley, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488629
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1669; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: SCMSM 2014: 23. scientific conference of Microscopy Society Malaysia, Tronoh (Malaysia), 10-12 Dec 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; AMMONIUM FLUORIDES; AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS; ELECTRODES; ELECTROLYTES; FIELD EMISSION; FLUORINE IONS; GLYCOLS; MORPHOLOGY; NANOTUBES; POROSITY; POTENTIALS; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SODIUM FLUORIDES; TITANIUM; TITANIUM OXIDES