Anodic Oxide Films on Niobium and Tantalum in Different Aqueous Electrolytes and Their Impedance Characteristics

Autores UPV
Revista Acta Physica Polonica A


The anodic oxide films were prepared on the niobium and tantalum in aqueous electrolyte mixtures containing 1 M CH3COOH + 1 M H3PO4 or 1 M CH3COOH + 1 vol.% HF or 1 M CH3COOH + 1 M H3PO4 + 1 vol.% HF at 30 V for 30 min. The barrier films were obtained on both niobium and tantalum surfaces in all electrolyte mixtures except niobium oxide film formed in 1 M CH3COOH + 1 vol.% HF which is porous in nature. The anodic oxide "pedance spectroscopy at open-circuit potential on Nb and Ta was applied and obtained data were analyzed by fitting with four different equivalent circuits.