One common way to observe the effect of the environment on a material is by performing electrochemical experiments and observing corrosion parameters, including the corrosion potential and corrosion rate. The more we ignore corrosion, the more we pay for it, literally. The cost of corrosion runs into billions of dollars. It’s found on the Statue of Liberty and it’s also found on your door hinge. Why, even food items degrade and become rancid. In this workshop you will learn about a new way to look at corrosion and the usage of corrosion as a tool for applications you never thought of.
Over the past few years various nanomaterials have found their way into numerous products and industrial applications due to their unique physical, chemical, optical and mechanical properties. Currently, many methods are available for the controlled fabrication of such nanomaterials. Among them, Electrochemical anodization is a simple yet effective and scalable technique for the fabrication of nanoporous and nanotubular architectures. Herein, we demonstrate the fabrication of Alumina nanoporous arrays and Titania nanotubular arrays that are widely used in, interesting applications such as solar cells, batteries, waste water treatment, printed circuits and sensors.
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