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Nanostructured Anodic Metal Oxides - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128167069, 9780128168776

Nanostructured Anodic Metal Oxides

1st Edition

Synthesis and Applications

Editor: Grzegorz Sulka
Paperback ISBN: 9780128167069
eBook ISBN: 9780128168776
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 27th March 2020
Page Count: 484
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to anodization of metals
2. Recent trends in synthesis of nanoporous anodic aluminum oxides
3. Anodizing of aluminum under the burning conditions
4. Nanoporous α-alumina membranes with tunable pore diameters prepared by anodizing and heat treatment
5. Hierarchical porous structure with mesopores inside the pore wall of anodic porous alumin
6. Recent advancements in the synthesis, properties and applications of anodic self-organized TiO2 nanotube layers
7. Anodization of titanium alloys for biomedical applications
8. Oxide nanotubes formation by anodic process and their application in photochemical reactions for heavy metal removal
9. Anodic tantalum oxide: synthesis and energy-related applications
10. Structural characteristics and barrier properties of anodic zirconium oxides for biomedical applications
11. Nanostructured semiconductor oxides formed by anodic oxidationof metallic Sn
12. Anodic formation of zinc oxide nanostructures with various morphologies
13. Nanostructured anodic films grown on copper: a review of fabrication techniques and applications


Nanostructured Anodic Metal Oxides: Synthesis and Applications reviews the current status of fabrication strategies that have been successfully developed to generate nanoporous, nanotubular and nanofibrous anodic oxides on a range of metals. The most recent achievements and innovative strategies for the synthesis of nanoporous aluminum oxide and nanotubular titanium oxide are discussed. However, a special emphasis is placed on the possibility of fabrication of nanostructured oxide layers with different morphologies on other metals, including aluminum titanium, tantalum, tin, zinc, zirconium and copper. In addition, emerging biomedical applications of synthesized materials are discussed in detail.

During the past decade, great progress has been made both in the preparation and characterization of various nanomaterials and their functional applications. The anodization of metals has proven to be reliable for the synthesis of nanoporous, nanotubular and nanofibrous metal oxides to produce a desired diameter, density, aspect ratio (length to diameter) of pores/tubes, and internal pore/tube structure.

Key Features

  • Provides an in-depth overview of anodization techniques for a range of metals
  • Explores the emerging applications of anodic metal oxides
  • Explains mechanisms of formation valve metal oxides via anodization


Materials Scientists and Engineers and Biomedical Engineers


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About the Editor

Grzegorz Sulka

Grzegorz D. Sulka is a Professor in the Department of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry at Jagiellonian University, Poland, where he is head of the Nanostructured Materials Group. His research focuses on the fabrication, complex characterization and applications of nanoporous metal oxides by electrochemical anodization of valve metals, template-assisted formation of nanowire arrays for electrocatalytic and sensing applications, and synthesis and characterization of energy related nanomaterials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Jagiellonian University, Poland