The preparation of highly ordered TiO 2 nanotube arrays by an anodization method and their applications

Yongseok Jun, Jong Hyeok Park, Man Gu Kang

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The tubular-shaped nanostructure of TiO 2 is very interesting, and highly ordered arrays of TiO 2 nanotubes (TNTs) can be easily fabricated by anodization of the Ti substrate in specific electrolytes. Here in this feature article, we review synthesis methods for various TNTs including normal, alloy, and architectural forms such as bamboos, lace, and flowers. Specific nanosize architectures such as bamboo and lace types can be regulated by alternating voltage and further anodizing. In order to extend light response of TNTs to visible solar spectra, various dopings of specific elements have been discussed. The normal and modified TNTs are suggested for applications such as dye sensitized solar cells, water splitting, photocatalytic degradation of pollutants, CO 2 reduction, sensors, energy storage devices including Li ion batteries and supercapacitors, and other applications such as flexible substrate and biomaterials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6456-6471
Number of pages16
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 4


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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