Ambient atmosphere bonding of titanium foil to a transparent conductive oxide and anodic growth of titanium dioxide nanotubes

Jonathan M. Perez-Blanco, Greg D. Barber

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Titania nanotubes were fabricated by anodization of titanium foil bonded to fluorine-doped tin oxide-coated glass (FTO) by an adhesion layer of low-melting-temperature metals. The bonding layer characteristics depended on pressure and ambient environment. The bonding composition is similar to lead-free solder and the addition of antimony improved wetting further. This process presents a rapid, low-cost method for obtaining high-quality, anodizable Ti foil on FTO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)997-1002
Number of pages6
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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