Anodization growth of self-organized ZrO2 nanotubes on zircaloy-4. Evaluation of the photocatalytic activity

Patricia María Perillo, Daniel Fabián Rodríguez
2015 Matéria  
ABSTRACTZrO2nanotube arrays were prepared through anodic oxidation in glycerol organic electrolyte containing ammonium fluoride. The morphology of these nanotube arrays can be controlled by changing the preparation parameters such as applied voltage, fluoride ion concentration and time of anodization. While the oxidation voltage is the main factor that controls the diameter of nanotubes, the length of nanotubes is mainly depending on the oxidation time, and the crystal type is closely related
more » ... s closely related to the annealing temperature. We also studied their photocatalytic performance. The photocatalytic activity of samples was calculated by the degradation of a model dye, under halogen light illumination.
doi:10.1590/s1517-707620150003.0064 fatcat:o6htyyq7ifebpeywbivhw76tdi