Special Issue "Anodized Materials and Their Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: anodization; anodized materials; anodic oxide; valve metals; nanostructures; porous aluminium oxide; anodic aluminium oxide; titanium; spectroscopy; catalysis; photocatalysis; optics; LEDs; scanning electron microscopy; electrochemistry
Anodized minerals are obtained on the “valve metals” and their alloy surface through relatively easy electrochemical processes. The nanostructured materials produced during these procedures are characterized by unique morphology, chemical composition, and structure, which can be controlled by changing the conditions and parameters of fabrication processes. Depending of the substrate materials, anodization type, and process conditions, it is possible to obtain many forms of anodized materials, i.e., from nanopores and nanotubes on aluminium or titanium, through nanorods on copper, to sponge on zinc. However, many scientific publications on anodized materials focus only on the influence of process conditions on their morphology/structure, whereas research on the potential application of these materials is negligible. A wide range of obtainable morphologies/structures ensures that anodized materials are successfully used in wide applications in such scientific fields as optics, biotechnology, supercapacitors, LEDs, catalysis, photocatalysis, sensing, electronic devices, electrochemistry, plasmonics, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, and others. Moreover, the change of structure and/or morphology determines the interesting properties and possibilities of using anodized materials, and this is the essence of materials science.
This Special Issue will be focused on the top trends in the wide range of applications of various anodized materials. The aim of this Special Issue will be to provide the current state-of-the-art on the application of various anodized materials in different scientific fields. Reports on the unique properties of anodized materials and their expected applications are also welcome. It is my pleasure to invite all authors with expertise in the abovementioned topics to submit their manuscripts to Materials. All noteworthy and highly original research papers, communications, and review articles covering the current state-of-the-art are welcome.
My wish is for this collection to contribute to the development of new ideas for the research and applications of anodized minerals.
Dr. Marta Michalska-Domańska
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- anodic oxide
- valve metals
- nanostructured oxide
- anodized materials application