The authors would like to acknowledge Dr. S. Aldabergenova and H. Hildebrand for TEM, ED and XPS investigations, and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for financial support. One of the authors (K.Y.) was supported by the Grant-in-aid for JSPS Fellows, The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. ATI Wah Chang Co. is acknowledged for providing the Ti–Zr alloys; we particularly thank Robert Houser for his help.
Formation of Self-Organized Zirconium Titanate Nanotube Layers by Alloy Anodization†
Article first published online: 25 MAY 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 13, pages 1757–1760, July, 2007
How to Cite
Yasuda, K. and Schmuki, P. (2007), Formation of Self-Organized Zirconium Titanate Nanotube Layers by Alloy Anodization. Adv. Mater., 19: 1757–1760. doi: 10.1002/adma.200601912
- Issue published online: 26 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 25 MAY 2007
- Manuscript Received: 22 AUG 2006
- Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
- Titanium oxides;
Self-organized zirconium titanate nanotube layers (see figure) have been produced by anodizing a Ti–Zr alloy in a fluoride-containing electrolyte. The diameter of the tubes can be adjusted by the anodization voltage and ranges from several tens of nanometers to several hundreds of nanometers. The as-formed layers are amorphous but can be crystallized to zirconium titanate by an adequate thermal treatment.