Initial stage of pore formation process in anodic aluminum oxide template

Na Wang, Wendi Zhang, Jipeng Xu, Bin Ma, Zongzhi Zhang, Qingyuan Jin, Eerke Bunte, Jürgen Hüpkes, Hans P. Bochem

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The initial stage of pore formation and the growth process in anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template have been carefully investigated. Detailed features are found concerning the nanostructure configuration formed on the electropolished aluminum foil and the additional fine structures in the first and second anodization resulting from the current limitation effect during the beginning time of about 2 s. It sheds new light onto the mechanism of the pore-organizing process of AAO templates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1377-1382
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Solid State Electrochemistry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2010

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Funding Information:
This work is supported by the NSF of China (grant numbers 50771032, 50771033, 10604016, and 60678008) and the National Basic Research Program of China (2009CB929201).


  • Anodic aluminum oxide film
  • Pore-organization
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • Surface morphology


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