Fabrication of irregular-layer-free and diameter-tunable Ni–Ti–O nanopores by anodization of NiTi alloy

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Ruiqiang Hang
  • Ya Zhao
  • Long Bai
  • Yanlian Liu
  • Xiangyu Zhang
  • Xiaobo Huang
  • Bin Tang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-14
Journal / PublicationElectrochemistry Communications
Volume76
Online published13 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

Abstract

Ni–Ti–O nanopores (NPs) free of irregular surface layers and with tunable diameters are prepared by anodizing NiTi alloy in glycerol containing H2O and NaCl. In an electrolyte composed of glycerol, 10 vol% H2O and 0.6 M NaCl, NPs with diameters between 23 and 39 nm can be produced at anodization voltages between 20 and 80 V. In this electrolyte system, the irregular oxide layer on the surface can be completely removed chemically and/or mechanically during anodization. The resulting Ni–Ti–O NPs with tunable diameters should prove useful, for example, in energy, environmental and biomedical applications.

Research Area(s)

  • Anodization, Nanopores, Nickel–titanium alloy

Citation Format(s)

Fabrication of irregular-layer-free and diameter-tunable Ni–Ti–O nanopores by anodization of NiTi alloy. / Hang, Ruiqiang; Zhao, Ya; Bai, Long; Liu, Yanlian; Gao, Ang; Zhang, Xiangyu; Huang, Xiaobo; Tang, Bin; Chu, Paul K.

In: Electrochemistry Communications, Vol. 76, 03.2017, p. 10-14.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review