Porous anodic film growth on a Zr-W alloy

F. Muratore*, A. Baron-Wiecheć, T. Hashimoto, A. Gholinia, H. Habazaki, P. Skeldon, G. E. Thompson

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A study of the distribution of species in a porous anodic film formed on a sputtered Zr-22 atomW alloy in a fluorideglycerol electrolyte is presented. The film consists of nanotubes within a fluoride-enriched matrix and forms with loss of ∼24 of the oxidized zirconium to the electrolyte. In contrast, loss of tungsten species is negligible, these species being retained in the nanotubes and separated from the pores by a tungsten-free region of the film material. The results suggest that the nanotubes are generated by the flow of material away from the nanotube base into the tube walls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C8-C11
JournalElectrochemical and Solid-State Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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