Journal Article


D. Noel Buckly
Colm O'Dwyer
Robert P. Lynich
Nathan Quill



pore pressure nanotechnology morphology quay walls electrolytes alkaline electrolytes constant current pore arrays electrochemical formation

Electrochemical formation of ordered pore arrays in InP in KCl (2012)

Abstract Pores are formed electrochemically in n-InP in KCl electrolytes with concentrations of 2 mol dm-3 or greater. The pore morphology is similar to what is seen in other halide-based electrolytes. At low potentials, crystallographically oriented (CO) pores are formed. At higher potentials, current-line oriented (CLO) pores are formed. Crystallographically oriented pore walls are observed for both pore morphologies. When formed at a constant current, potential oscillations are observed which have been correlated to oscillations in the pore width. The CLO pore wall smoothness and overall uniformity increase as KCl concentration is increased. The porous structures formed in KCl compare favourably with those formed in the more acidic or alkaline electrolytes that are typically used to form these structures.
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Colm O'Dwyer
University College Cork
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University of Limerick
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