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Method for synthesis of titanium dioxide nanotubes using ionic liquids

United States Patent

November 19, 2013
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The invention is directed to a method for producing titanium dioxide nanotubes, the method comprising anodizing titanium metal in contact with an electrolytic medium containing an ionic liquid. The invention is also directed to the resulting titanium dioxide nanotubes, as well as devices incorporating the nanotubes, such as photovoltaic devices, hydrogen generation devices, and hydrogen detection devices.
Qu; Jun (Knoxville, TN), Luo; Huimin (Knoxville, TN), Dai; Sheng (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
13/ 425,540
March 21, 2012
This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC. The U.S. government has certain rights in this invention.