An electron microscopy three-dimensional characterization of titania nanotubes

Mariusz Andrzejczuk , Marcin Rasiński , Agata Roguska , Marcin Pisarek , Małgorzata Lewandowska


To characterize complex, three-dimensional nanostructures, modern microscopy techniques are needed, such as electron tomography and focused ion beam (FIB) sectioning. The aim of this study was to apply these two techniques to characterize TiO2 nanotubes in terms of their size, shape, volume, porosity, geometric surface area, and specific surface area (SSA). For these experiments, titania nanotubes were fabricated by means of the electrochemical oxidation of titanium at a voltage of 20 V for 2 hr followed by heat treatment at 450 C for 3 hr to change the amorphous structure into a crystalline anatase structure. The quantitative data obtained from the FIB and electron tomography reconstructions show a high similarity in porosity and some differences in SSA. These might be the result of differences in resolution between the two reconstruction techniques.
Author Mariusz Andrzejczuk (FMSE / DMD)
Mariusz Andrzejczuk,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Marcin Rasiński (FMSE / DMD)
Marcin Rasiński,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Agata Roguska - Institute of Physical Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences (IChF PAN)
Agata Roguska,,
, Marcin Pisarek - Institute of Physical Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences (IChF PAN)
Marcin Pisarek,,
, Małgorzata Lewandowska (FMSE / DMD)
Małgorzata Lewandowska,,
- Division of Materials Design
Journal seriesMicroscopy Research and Technique, ISSN 1059-910X, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishelectron tomography, FIB sectioning, titania nanotubes, 3D structure
ASJC Classification3607 Medical Laboratory Technology; 3105 Instrumentation; 2722 Histology; 2702 Anatomy
Languageen angielski
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ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.684; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.087 (2) - 2017=1.134 (5)
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