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Nanoporous Alumina Fabrication: A Short Review

[ Vol. 7 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Alaba O. Araoyinbo, Azwan Iskandar Azmi, Che Mohd Ruzaidi Ghazali, Azmi Rahmat, Kamarudin Hussin and Mohd Mustafa Albakri Abdullah   Pages 183 - 199 ( 17 )

Abstract:


Aims: Since the 19th century, there has been considerable research effort in the fabrication, and characterization of nanoporous materials. These nanoporous materials are highly scientifically and technologically relevant as a result of the surface openings that have controllable dimensions at both the micrometer and nanometer scales. Nanoporous alumina foil has been a template of choice in various applications due to its simplicity and ease of fabrication.

Purpose: The purpose of this review is to provide an insight into the aluminum anodization steps and the different types of electrolytes that have been used to fabricate nanoporous alumina template.

Results: In this paper we also briefly review the developments in the anodization of aluminum foil in relation to its mechanical properties, and the various ordered and disordered nano pores that are likely to be obtained from the surface morphology.

Keywords:

Anodic aluminum oxide, anodization, barrier oxide, electrolytes, nanoporous, mechanical property.

Affiliation:

Faculty of Engineering technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, UniCity Alam, Sungai Chucho, Padang Besar, Perlis, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, UniCity Alam, Sungai Chucho, Padang Besar, Perlis, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, UniCity Alam, Sungai Chucho, Padang Besar, Perlis, School of Materials Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Taman Muhibbah, 01000 Kangar, Perlis, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, UniCity Alam, Sungai Chucho, Padang Besar, Perlis, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, UniCity Alam, Sungai Chucho, Padang Besar, Perlis

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