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Anodic Titanium Oxide Films: Photoelectrochemical and Tribocorrosion Behavior

Abstract : Titanium oxide films are fabricated by Ti anodization in orthophosphoric acid-ammonium fluoride electrolytes. On the mechanically polished semi-bright Ti substrates the continuous TiO2 films are formed, whereas ordered nanoporosity is formed on the mirror-like surface of Ti substrate at temperatures of 10–20 °C in the H3PO4 electrolyte with NH4F. The photocurrents and photopotentials are affected by the amount of fluorine in the electrolyte and consequently in the deposit. Tribocorrosion tests were performed in a neutral solution, and changes of open-circuit potential (OCP) as well as electrochemical impedance spectra were recorded with/without 0.4 N load. The rapid changes of OCP can be explained by the passive film abrasion, when oxide film becomes damaged and bare Ti surface is exposed. The wear loss depends on the NH4F concentration in the solution used for TiO2 films fabrication. TiO2 films destroyed during sliding tend to restore within 300–400 s after unloading.
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H. Cesiulis, T. Maliar, N. Tsyntsaru, F. Wenger, P. Ponthiaux, et al.. Anodic Titanium Oxide Films: Photoelectrochemical and Tribocorrosion Behavior. Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, American Scientific Publishers, 2014, 9 (2), pp.265 -270. ⟨10.1166/jno.2014.1575⟩. ⟨hal-01237940⟩



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