Special Issue "Nanostructured Anodic Oxides: Fabrication, Characterization and Application"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2020.
Department of Advanced Materials & Technologies, Military University of Technology, Kaliskiego 2 Str. 00908 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: anodization; nanostructured anodic oxides; anodic aluminum oxide; anodic oxides on copper; nanofabrication; CO2 reduction reaction
The anodization of metals, especially aluminum, has been widely utilized in corrosion engineering during the last few decades. Anodic alumina provides insulation, compact layering, and corrosion protection. Since 1995, when Masuda and Fukuda from Tokyo Metropolitan University published their groundbreaking paper reporting two-step anodization of aluminum, anodization has become one of the most researched techniques in nanotechnology. Two-step, self-organized anodizing has allowed for the formation of highly ordered, uniform nanopores with morphologies that can be tuned by operating conditions. Such formed material serves as a template for the nanofabrication of nanowires, nanotubes, and nanodots made of a variety of materials.
Today, other metals and alloys, such as titanium, zinc, zirconium, copper, iron, and cobalt, are anodized. Moreover, these nanostructured oxides contribute to emerging applications, such as CO2 reduction, solar cells, sensing, and implant materials.
The forthcoming Special Issue will focus on recent advancements in the field of nanostructured anodic oxides. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Fundamental and mechanistic issues of anodizing;
- Characterization of chemical composition, geometry, and arrangement of anodically grown oxides;
- Study of the influence of operating conditions of anodizing on oxide growth;
- New experimental conditions for anodizing;
- Anodization of new metals and alloys;
- Study of the properties of anodically grown oxides;
- Applications of anodically grown oxides.
We invite our colleagues to contribute full papers, reviews, or communications to this Special Issue.
Dr. Wojciech J. Stepniowski
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