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dc.contributor.advisorRaghavan, Srinivasan
dc.contributor.authorChoudhury, Tanushree H
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-01T05:30:23Z
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-30T15:08:24Z
dc.date.available2018-05-01T05:30:23Z
dc.date.available2018-07-30T15:08:24Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-01
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://etd.iisc.ac.in/handle/2005/3462
dc.identifier.abstracthttp://etd.iisc.ac.in/static/etd/abstracts/4329/G25876-Abs.pdfen_US
dc.description.abstractElectrochemical anodization is a facile technique to synthesize ordered oxide nanostructures. Though the number of materials exhibiting anodized nanostructures has increased considerably in the recent years, only nanoporous alumina and nanotubular titania have been investigated extensively for various applications. Anodized nanostructures, nanotubes and nanopores, of zirconia are also of considerable interest for applications such as templates, sensors and solid-oxide fuel cells. In spite of the potential applications of zirconia, these nanostructures have been barely studied. As most of these applications require elevated temperatures in excess of 400C, thermal stability becomes an important attribute. Even though zirconia (Tm=2715C) has as higher melting point than alumina(Tm = 2072C), literature reports and initial research showed that the thermal stability of anodized zirconia was limited to 500C-1 h compared to 1000C-4 h for alumina. The work carried out as a part of this research showed that halide ions used in the synthesis are the possible cause for the lower thermal stability. Chemical treatment of the zirconia membranes to neutralize the halide ions helped enhance the stability to 1000C-1 h, thus, improving their usability for most of the applications mentioned above. Most of the current reported work on aluminum, zirconium, and titanium is predominantly limited to anodization of foils which can only yield free-standing nanostructures. As synthesis of these nanostructures on a substrate would further facilitate their usage, supported anodized zirconia nanostructures were synthesized by anodizing sputtered zirconium films. This study showed that the anodized morphology depends strongly on the sputtered film microstructure, which changes in accordance with the Thornton’s zone diagrams. A general approach thus developed is expected to be applicable to anodization of all metallic films. Most applications involving zirconia also require stabilization against a tetragonal-monoclinic phase transformation by suitable alloying such as with yttria. Towards this end, routes to develop anodized yttria-stabilized zirconia nanostructures, which are nonexistent, were explored. The synthesis of yttria stabilized zirconia nanostructures with no detectable monoclinic phase was achieved. Yttrium alloying using a solution treatment was found to enhance stability of the supported nanostructures to 900C-16 h, which makes it possible to now evaluate these nanostructures, especially for micro-SOFC applications.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesG25876en_US
dc.subjectElectrochemical Anodizationen_US
dc.subjectAnodized Zirconia Nanostructuresen_US
dc.subjectZirconia Nanostructures - Anodizationen_US
dc.subjectSputtered Zirconium Thin Film Aniodizationen_US
dc.subjectAnodized Ytrria-Zirconia Nanostructuresen_US
dc.subjectAnodic Nanostructured Zirconiaen_US
dc.subjectZirconium-Yttrium Films - Aniodizationen_US
dc.subject.classificationNanotechnologyen_US
dc.titleAnodized Zirconia Nanostructuresen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.degree.namePhDen_US
dc.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Scienceen_US


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