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Thermal studies of porous aluminum oxide membranes

E.N. Muratova

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University «LETI»

DOI: 10.26456/pcascnn/2021.13.312

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Abstract: Study of optical properties of nanoscale membranes of porous anodic alumina can significantly expand the scope of this material. The paper presents the results of thermal imaging studies of porous anodic alumina membranes with various structural parameters. Temperature distribution profiles for membranes obtained in various electrolytes based on sulfuric, oxalic and orthophosphoric acids have been constructed. It was found that the shielding of IR radiation is more pronounced (approximately 30 %) in membranes with a smaller pore diameter ds pore≈20 nm compared to membranes with a larger pore diameter dl pore≈200 nm. This is due to the scattering of thermal radiation on structural inhomogeneities, which are much higher in porous anodic aluminamembranes obtained with sulfuric acid. Small-diameter pores, under-etched areas and defects act assources of inhomogeneity. Also, due to the increased activity of sulfuric acid in comparison with other acids used, more anions are incorporated into the structure of the sample.

Keywords: porous aluminum oxide, membranes, pore diameter, optical properties, thermal imager, IR radiation

  • Ekaterina N. Muratova – Ph. D., Docent, Micro- and Nanoelectronics Department, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University «LETI»


Muratova, E.N. Thermal studies of porous aluminum oxide membranes / E.N. Muratova // Physical and chemical aspects of the study of clusters, nanostructures and nanomaterials. – Tver: TSU, 2021. — I. 13. — P. 312-319. DOI: 10.26456/pcascnn/2021.13.312. (In Russian).

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