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anodize

[′an·ə‚dīz]
(metallurgy)
To form a decorative or protective passive film on a metal part by making it the anode of a cell and applying electric current.

anodize

To provide a hard, noncorrosive, electrolytic, oxide film on the surface of a metal, particularly aluminum, by electrolytic action.
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In anodization, the counter electrode was an inert platinum electrode.
La Mantia, "Effect of surface topography on the anodization of titanium," Electrochemistry Communications, vol.
Firstly, Ti[O.sub.2]-NT array structures were formed on the Ti foil matrix after electrochemical anodization in a two-electrode system.
Caption: Figure 1: FE-SEM images of the surfaces of Ti specimens before and after anodization. (a) Pure Ti, (b) NT arrays after anodization at 10 V ([NT.sub.10]), and (c) NT arrays after anodization at 30 V ([NT.sub.30]).
The anodization SAA was performed in 1 L glass beaker cooled by a circulating machine (Lauda Circulator Programmable C6).
Anodization is one of the simplest approache for fabrication of self-organized highly ordered nanostructures.
Stage 2 identified that the anodization of metal foils of zirconium, titanium and aluminum for the formation of oxide nanotube arrays will result in highly ordered alignment, and aspect ratio, their dimension can be controlled by varying anodization parameters, less chemicals are required, they are robust and crystallization can be induced at room temperature.
The surface modification by anodization on TiP produced a nanotubular structure of Ti[O.sub.2], denoted as TNA (Figure 1).
Anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) films were fabricated through anodization of pure aluminum (Al) in suitable electrolytic solutions.
Man, "Characteristics, apatite-forming ability and corrosion resistance of NiTi surface modified by AC anodization," Applied Surface Science, vol.
In their study, a so-called "activation" step was adopted in order to obtain stable black Ti[O.sub.2] nanotubes, where anodization was carried out in an ethylene glycol solution of 0.2 M HF and 0.12 M [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] at 60 V for 30 s before the electrochemical reduction synthesis of black Ti[O.sub.2] nanotubes at a cathodic voltage of -40 V for 680s in an ethylene glycol solution of 0.27 wt.% N[H.sub.4]F [91].
Kim, "Enhanced compatibility and initial stability of Ti6Al4V alloy orthodontic miniscrews subjected to anodization, Cyclic precalcification, And heat treatment," Korean Journal of Orthodontics, vol.