Synthesis and growth mechanism of Thin-film TiO2 nanotube arrays on focused-ion-beam micropatterned 3D isolated regions of titanium on silicon

Hoda Amani Hamedani, Simon W. Lee, Abdulkareem Al-Sammarraie, Zohreh R. Hesabi, Asim Bhatti, Faisal M. Alamgir, Hamid Garmestani, Mohammad A. Khaleel

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Abstract

In this paper, the fabrication and growth mechanism of net-shaped micropatterned self-organized thin-film TiO2 nanotube (TFTN) arrays on a silicon substrate are reported. Electrochemical anodization is used to grow the nanotubes from thin-film titanium sputtered on a silicon substrate with an average diameter of ∼30 nm and a length of ∼1.5 μm using aqueous and organic-based types of electrolytes. The fabrication and growth mechanism of TFTN arrays from micropatterned three-dimensional isolated islands of sputtered titanium on a silicon substrate is demonstrated for the first time using focused-ion-beam (FIB) technique. This work demonstrates the use of the FIB technique as a simple, high-resolution, and maskless method for high-aspect-ratio etching for the creation of isolated islands and shows great promise toward the use of the proposed approach for the development of metal oxide nanostructured devices and their integration with micro- and nanosystems within silicon-based integrated-circuit devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9026-9033
Number of pages8
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume5
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • electrochemical anodization
  • focused ion beam
  • micropatterning
  • thin-film TiO nanotubes
  • XPS
  • XRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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Amani Hamedani, H., Lee, S. W., Al-Sammarraie, A., Hesabi, Z. R., Bhatti, A., Alamgir, F. M., Garmestani, H., & Khaleel, M. A. (2013). Synthesis and growth mechanism of Thin-film TiO2 nanotube arrays on focused-ion-beam micropatterned 3D isolated regions of titanium on silicon. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 5(18), 9026-9033. https://doi.org/10.1021/am402203m