Fabrication of TiO2 nanotubes on Ti spheres using bipolar electrochemistry
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In this work, the anodization of Ti spheres using bipolar electrochemistry is reported for the first time. TiO2 nanotubes were found over the entire surface area of the Ti spheres when a square-wave potential was employed. The TiO2 nanotubes were similar to 77 nm in inner diameter and had a thickness of similar to 2 mu m on the extremities of the Ti spheres. Due to their increased surface area, the Ti spheres covered with TiO2 nanotubes had a rate constant for the photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue which was approximately 2.15 times higher than that of non-anodized Ti spheres with a thin thermal oxide layer.
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SourceELECTROCHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS. 2020, vol. 111, issue 1, p. 1-4.