Systematic Investigation of the Effect of Involved Parameters in Anodic Growth of Loadable TiO2 Nanotube Arrays
Paper ID : 1628-ICNS
Iran Alemzadeh *1, Kiarash Kaytash2, Fatemeh Shokrolahi3, Elham Asadian4, Parvin Shokrollahi5
1Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology
2Department of Chemical and Petroleum, Sharif University of Technology
3Department of Biomaterials, Iran Polymer & Petrochemical Institute, Tehran, Iran
4Department of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5Department of Biomaterials, Faculty of Science, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, Tehran, Iran
In this paper, electrochemical synthesis of self-organized TiO_2 nanotubes, grown by anodization of Ti in the third generation (polar electrolytes) at different reaction times, is reported. In electrolytes containing ethylene glycol, addition of small amounts of fluorides and DI water, results in formation of nanotube morphology that is strongly influenced by the reaction time, besides all variables. It is explained that to achieve a perfect TiO_2 nanotube array, synthesis and preparation are critical concepts, independently. Depending on the experimental conditions, the stable nanotubes of various tube’s length, and diameter and thickness of about 50 and 30 nm, respectively, are formed.
Nanotube; Self-organized; Local Drug Delivery; Anodizing; TNT arrays
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)