Electro-Chemo-Mechanics of Anodic Porous Alumina Nano-Honeycombs: Self-Ordered Growth and Actuation

  • Chuan Cheng

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Chuan Cheng
    Pages 1-20
  3. Modelling, Numerical Simulation, and Experimental Verification of Self-ordering in Anodic Porous Alumina

  4. Fabrication of Highly Self-ordered Anodic Porous Alumina

  5. Electro-Chemo-Mechanical Actuations of Anodic Porous Alumina

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 167-278

About this book


In this thesis, real-time evolution of the nanopore channel growth and self-ordering process in anodic nanoporous alumina are simulated on the basis of an established kinetics model. The simulation results were in accordance with the experiments on the (i) growth sustainability of pore channels guided by pre-patterns; and (ii) substrate grain orientation dependence on self-ordering. In addition, a new fabrication method for the rapid synthesis of highly self-ordered nanoporous alumina is established, based on a systematic search for the self-ordering conditions in experiments. Lastly, it reports on a novel surface-charge induced strain in nanoporous alumina-aluminium foils, which indicates that nanoporous alumina can be used as a new type of actuating material in micro-actuator applications.


Anodic aluminum oxide Electrochemical actuation In-situ nanoindentation Nanoporous structured materials Self-ordering mechanism

Authors and affiliations

  • Chuan Cheng
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Hong KongHong KongChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-47267-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-47268-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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