Wireless Anodization of Ti in Closed Bipolar Cells
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In this work, the anodization of Ti foils in closed bipolar cells is shown for the first time. Depending on the applied potential, i. e. direct or alternating potential, TiO2 nanotube (TNT) layers can either be prepared on one side or on both sides of a Ti foil. It is shown that due to the use of closed bipolar cells, potentials with different amplitudes can be applied within the individual two half-cells. Additionally, different electrolytes can be used for the anodization of the two sides of a Ti substrate. Thus, the TNT layers obtained under alternating potential on both sides of a Ti foil can have completely different dimensions, i. e. TNT diameter and TNT layer thickness. Furthermore, by employing alternating potentials, black TNT layers can be synthesized on the side of the Ti foil, while being reduced during the last anodization step at negative potentials.
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SourceChemElectroChem. 2021, vol. 8, issue 20, p. 3827-3831.