ELECTROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS

FABRICATION OF NANOPOROUS ALUMINA BY ANODIC OXIDATION OF ALUMINUM IN ACIDIC ELECTROLYTES

Investigations on the effect of anodizing conditions on the structural features and pore arrangement of anodic alumina layers

Synthesis of nanoporous Al2O3 with modulated pore diameters via pulse anodization

Fabrication of through-hole nanoporous alumina membranes with straight and branched nanochannels

Synthesis of porous anodic alumina layers from technical Al alloys

Selected publications:

A. Brudzisz, G.D. Sulka, A. Brzózka, Through-hole AAO-SA templates with a small pore diameter prepared by the voltage pulse detachment method, Microporous Mesoporous Mat. 283 (2019) 73-81. 

L. Zaraska, A. Brudzisz, E. Wierzbicka, G.D. Sulka, The effect of electrolyte change on the morphology and degree of nanopore order of porous alumina formed by two-step anodization, Electrochim. Acta 198 (2016) 259–267.

A. Brudzisz, A. Brzózka, G.D. Sulka, Effect of processing parameters on pore opening and mechanism of voltage pulse detachment of nanoporous anodic alumina, Electrochim. Acta 178 (2015) 374–384.

L. Zaraska, W.J. Stępniowski, M. Jaskuła, G.D. Sulka, Analysis of nanopore arrangement of porous alumina layers formed by anodizing in oxalic acid at relatively high temperatures, Appl. Surf. Sci. 305 (2014) 650–657.

L. Zaraska, G.D. Sulka, J. Szeremeta, M. Jaskuła, Porous anodic alumina formed by anodization of aluminum alloy (AA1050) and high purity aluminum, Electrochim. Acta 55 (2010) 4377–4386.

ELECTROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOPOROUS ANODIC TITANIUM OXIDE (ATO) LAYERS

Studies on the effect of anodizing conditions (e.g. potential, electrolyte, temperature) on the structural features and regularity of as obtained nanoporous/nanotubular structures

Fabrication of through-hole anodic titania layers via „potential shock” method

Synthesis of nanostructured titania with defined internal structure (straight, modulated, branched and bamboo-like channels)

Fabrication of 3D TiO2 nanopore/nanotube arrays

Synthesis and characterization of anodized Ti-based alloys

 

Selected publications:

J. Kapusta-Kołodziej, K. Syrek, G.D. Sulka,  Synthesis and photoelectrochemical properties of anodic oxide films on titanium formed by pulse anodization, J. Electrochem. Soc. 165 (2018) H838-H844.

J. Kapusta-Kołodziej, K. Syrek, A. Pawlik, M. Jarosz, O. Tynkevych, G.D. Sulka, Effects of anodizing potential and temperature on the growth of anodic TiO2 and its photoelectrochemical properties, Appl. Surf. Sci. 396 (2017) 1119–1129.

M. Jarosz, K. Syrek, J. Kapusta-Kołodziej, J. Mech, K. Małek, K. Hnida, T. Łojewski, M. Jaskuła, G.D. Sulka,  Heat treatment effect on crystalline structure and photoelectrochemical properties of anodic TiO2 nanotube arrays formed in ethylene glycol and glycerol based electrolytes, J. Phys. Chem. C 119 (2015) 24182–24191.

K. Syrek, J. Kapusta-Kołodziej, M. Jarosz, G.D. Sulka, Effect of electrolyte agitation on anodic titanium dioxide (ATO) growth and its photoelectrochemical properties, Electrochim. Acta 180 (2015) 801–810.

J. Kapusta-Kołodziej, O. Tynkevych, A. Pawlik, M. Jarosz, J. Mech, G.D. Sulka, Electrochemical growth of porous titanium dioxide in a glycerol-based electrolyte at different temperatures, Electrochim. Acta 144 (2014) 127–135.

ELECTROCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS OF NANOSTRUCTURED METAL (Sn, Zn, W, Zr, Cu, Fe) OXIDES WITH VARIOUS MORPHOLOGIES

Studies on the correlation between anodizing conditions and morphology, composition, and structure of as obtained nanostructures

Selected publications:

L. Zaraska, K. Gawlak, E. Wiercigroch, K. Małek, M. Kozieł, M. Andrzejczuk, M.M. Marzec, M. Jarosz, A. Brzózka, G.D. Sulka, The effect of anodizing potential and annealing conditions on the morphology, composition and photoelectrochemical activity of porous anodic tin oxide films, Electrochim. Acta 319 (2019) 18-30. 

K. Syrek, L. Zaraska, M. Zych, G.D. Sulka, The effect of anodization conditions on the morphology of porous tungsten oxide layers formed in aqueous solution, J. Electroanal. Chem. 829 (2018) 106-115.

L. Zaraska, K. Mika, K. Syrek, G.D. Sulka, Formation of ZnO nanowires during anodic oxidation of zinc in bicarbonate electrolytes, J. Electroanal. Chem. 801 (2017) 511–520.

A. Pawlik, K. Hnida, R.P. Socha, E. Wiercigroch, K. Małek, G.D. Sulka, Effects of anodizing conditions and annealing temperature on the morphology and crystalline structure of anodic oxide layers grown on iron, Appl. Surf. Sci. 426 (2017) 1084–1093.

E. Wierzbicka, K. Syrek, G.D. Sulka, M. Pisarek, M. Janik-Czachor, The effect of foil purity on morphology of anodized nanoporous ZrO2, Appl. Surf. Sci. 388 (2016) 799–804.

FABRICATION OF NANOSTRUCTURED METALLIC (e.g. Ag, Au, Cu, Sn, Sb, Ni, Pd) AND POLYMER (e.g. PPY, PANI, PEDOT, PMMA) ELECTRODES BY USING POROUS ANODIC ALUMINUM OXIDE (AAO) TEMPLATES

Synthesis of straight, modulated and branched nanowire or nanocone arrays

Fabrication of porous nanowires by electrodeposition and selective dealloying

Selected publications:

A. Brzózka, K. Fic, J. Bogusz, A.M. Brudzisz, M.M. Marzec, M. Gajewska, G.D. Sulka, Polypyrrole-nickel hydroxide hybrid nanowires as future materials for energy storage, Nanomaterials 9 (2019) 307.

A. Brzózka, D. Szeliga, E. Kurowska-Tabor, G.D. Sulka, Synthesis of copper nanocone array electrodes and its electrocatalytic properties toward hydrogen peroxide reduction, Mater. Lett. 174 (2016) 66–70.

K.E. Hnida, R.P. Socha, G.D. Sulka, Polypyrrole-silver composite nanowire arrays by cathodic co-deposition and their electrochemical properties, J. Phys. Chem. C 117 (2013) 19382–19392.

L. Zaraska, E. Kurowska, G.D. Sulka, M. Jaskuła, Porous alumina membranes with branched nanopores as templates for fabrication of Y-shaped nanowire arrays, J. Solid State Electrochem. 16 (2012) 3611–3619.

G.D. Sulka, A. Brzózka, L. Liu, Fabrication of diameter-modulated and ultrathin porous nanowires in anodic aluminum oxide templates, Electrochim. Acta 56 (2011) 4972-4979.

APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS

PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL AND PHOTOCATALYTIC APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURED SEMICONDUCTING OXIDES

Investigation of the photoelectrochemical properties of as-received and modified nanostructured TiO2, WO3, SnO2, ZnO and other oxides.

Photoelectrochemical sensors for glucose detection based on nanoporous semiconducting oxides (e.g. WO3 and TiO2)

Electrochemical synthesis and morphological, structural, and photoelectrochemical characterization of hybrid Ti/TiO2/PEDOT material.

Photodegradation of pollutants on nanostructured TiO2 and WO3

Selected publications:

J. Kapusta-Kołodziej, A. Chudecka, G.D. Sulka, 3D nanoporous titania formed by anodization as a promising photoelectrode material, J. Electroanal. Chem. 823 (2018) 221-233.

K. Syrek, M. Zych, L. Zaraska, G.D. Sulka, Influence of annealing conditions on anodic tungsten oxide layers and their photoelectrochemical activity, Electrochim. Acta 231 (2017) 61–68.

J. Kapusta-Kołodziej, K. Syrek, A. Pawlik, M. Jarosz, O. Tynkevych, G.D. Sulka, Effects of anodizing potential and temperature on the growth of anodic TiO2 and its photoelectrochemical properties, Appl. Surf. Sci. 396 (2017) 1119–1129.

L. Zaraska, K. Syrek, K. Hnida, M. Bobruk, A. Krzysik, T. Łojewski, M. Jaskuła, G.D. Sulka, Nanoporous tin oxides synthesized via electrochemical anodization in oxalic acid and their photoelectrochemical activity, Electrochim. Acta 205 (2016) 273–280.

M. Jarosz, K. Syrek, J. Kapusta-Kołodziej, J. Mech, K. Małek, K. Hnida, T. Łojewski, M. Jaskuła, G.D. Sulka,  Heat treatment effect on crystalline structure and photoelectrochemical properties of anodic TiO2 nanotube arrays formed in ethylene glycol and glycerol based electrolytes, J. Phys. Chem. C 119 (2015) 24182–24191.

NANOSTRUCTURED ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSORS

Hydrogen peroxide sensors based on Ag and PPy-Ag nanowire arrays, nanoporous Ag layers, Ag particles, and Cu nanocones

Chloroform sensor based on Ag electrodes with various morphologies

Adrenaline sensors based on Au nanowires and nanoporous thin layers

pH sensors based on polypyrrole nanowire arrays

 

Selected publications:

E. Wierzbicka, M. Szultka-Młyńska, B. Buszewski, G.D. Sulka, Epinephrine sensing at nanostructured Au electrode and determination its oxidative metabolism, Sensor Actuat. B–Chem. 237 (2016) 206–215.

A. Brzózka, D. Szeliga, E. Kurowska-Tabor, G.D. Sulka, Synthesis of copper nanocone array electrodes and its electrocatalytic properties toward hydrogen peroxide reduction, Mater. Lett. 174 (2016) 66–70.

E. Kurowska-Tabor, M. Jaskuła, G.D. Sulka, Sensitive amperometric sensing of hydrogen peroxide using Ag nanowire array electrode, Electroanalysis, 27 (2015) 1968–1978.

E. Kurowska, A. Brzózka, M. Jarosz, G.D. Sulka, M. Jaskuła, Silver nanowire array sensor for sensitive and rapid detection of H2O2, Electrochim. Acta 104 (2013) 439–447.

G.D. Sulka, K. Hnida, A. Brzózka, pH sensors based on polypyrrole nanowire arrays, Electrochim. Acta 104 (2013) 536–541.

ELECTROREDUCTION OF HALOGENOALKANES ON NANOSTRUCTURED METALLIC ELECTRODES

Investigation of the influence of the structure of the silver electrode surface on the electrocatalytic dehalogenation of chloroform.

Investigation of the influence of supporting electrolyte on the reduction potential and current density of reductive cleavage of a carbon-chloride bond in chloroform molecule.

Synthesis of AgPd nanowire array as a promising material towards electroreduction of halogenoalkanes.

Selected publications:

A. Brzózka, A. Jeleń, A.M. Brudzisz, M.M. Marzec, G.D. Sulka, Electrocatalytic reduction of chloroform at nanostructured silver electrodes, Electrochim. Acta 225 (2017) 574–583.

NANOSTRUCTURED THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS

Synthesis and characterization of InSb – based nanowires and thin films

Electrochemical studies of In3+ and Sb3+ ions electrodeposition kinetics

Synthesis and characterization of InSb nanowires doped with Mn, Ga and Te via pulse electrodeposition

Selected publications:

D. Gilek, A. Brzózka, K.E. Hnida, G.D. Sulka, Electrochemical behavior of InSb thin films with different crystal structure in alkaline solution, Electrochim. Acta 302 (2019) 352-362.

K.E.Hnida, M. Marzec, E. Wlaźlak, D. Chlebda, K. Szaciłowski, D. Gilek, G.D. Sulka, M. Przybylski, Influence of pulse frequency on physicochemical properties of InSb films obtained via electrodeposition, Electrochim. Acta 304 (2019) 396-404.

K.E. Hnida, S. Bäßler, J. Mech, K. Szaciłowski, R. P. Socha, M. Gajewska, K. Nielsch, M. Przybylski, G.D. Sulka, Electrochemically deposited nanocrystalline InSb thin films and their electrical properties, J. Mater. Chem. C 4 (2016) 1345–1350.

K. Hnida, S. Baessler, L. Akinsinde, J. Gooth, K. Nielsch, R. Socha, A. Łaszcz, A. Czerwinski, G.D. Sulka, Tuning the polarity of charge transport in InSb nanowires via heat treatment, Nanotechnology 26 (2015) 285701

NANOPOROUS ANODIC TITANIUM DIOXIDE FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS

Modification of nanoporous anodic TiO2 layers with silane derivatives and coating with polymeric (chitosan) layers.

The apatite-forming ability of modified nanoporous TiO2 layers.

Biological studies of TiO2/Ti scaffolds for cell culturing purposes.

Antibacterial properties of modified nanoporous anodic TiO2 layers.

Drug delivery systems based on nanoporous anodic oxides.

Mechanical and endurance studies of TiO2/Ti samples.

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Selected publications:

A. Pawlik, M. Atiq Ur Rehman, Q. Nawaz, F.E. Bastan, G.D.Sulka, A.R.Boccaccini, Fabrication and characterization of electrophoretically deposited chitosan-hydroxyapatite composite coatings on anodic titanium dioxide layers, Electrochim. Acta 307 (2019) 465-473.

A. Pawlik, M. Jarosz, K. Syrek, G.D. Sulka, Co-delivery of ibuprofen and gentamicin from nanoporous anodic titanium dioxide layers, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 152 (2017) 95–102.

K. Malec, J. Góralska, M. Hubalewska-Mazgaj, P. Głowacz, M. Jarosz, P. Brzewski, G.D Sulka, M. Jaskuła, I. Wybrańska, Effects of nanoporous anodic titanium oxide on human adipose derived stem cells, Int. J. Nanomed. 11 (2016) 5349–5360.

M. Gołda-Cępa, K. Syrek, M. Brzychczy-Wloch, G.D. Sulka, A. Kotarba, Primary role of electron work function for evaluation of nanostructured titania implant surface against bacterial infection, Mater. Sci. Eng. C 66 (2016) 100–105.

M. Jarosz, A. Pawlik, M. Szuwarzyński, M. Jaskuła, G. D. Sulka, Nanoporous anodic titanium dioxide layers as potential drug delivery systems: drug release kinetics and mechanism, Colloids Surf., B 143 (2016) 447–454.

BIOELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS (BESs)

Formation of novel metal/polycation bioanodes covered with environmentally friendly microorganisms.

Investigation of different metal/polycation electrodes on the biofilm formation from lactic acid bacteria.

Investigation of electrode coverage from various single-cell organisms and their potential use as bioanodes.

Electrochemical investigation of novel bioanodes for their potential use in the microbial fuel cells (MFC) application.

Electrochemical investigation of novel bioanodes for their potential use in the microbial electrolytic cells (MEC) application.

Investigation of the mechanisms and processes occuring at the electrode/biofilm interface.

Selected publications:

M. Jarosz, J. Grudzień, K. Kamiński, K. Gawlak, K. Wolski, M. Nowakowska, G.D. Sulka, Novel bioelectrodes based on polysaccharide modified gold surfaces and electrochemically active Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG biofilms, Electrochim. Acta, 296 (2019) 999-1008.

Patent application:

K. Kamiński, M. Jarosz, K. Gawlak, J. Grudzień, G. Sulka, M. Nowakowska, Sposób otrzymywania biofilmu bakterii Lactobacillus rhamnosus na powierzchni metalicznej oraz bioelektroda uzyskana tym sposobem

SUPERCAPACITORS

Polymer and Polymer-metal oxide nanowire arrays as future materials for energy applications –electrosynthesis, morphological, structural, and electrochemical characterization

Surface nanostructuring of metal foils (Ni,Cu) as a method of preparation the current collectors with improved adhesion properties

Selected publications:

A. Brzózka, K. Fic, J. Bogusz, A.M. Brudzisz, M.M. Marzec, M. Gajewska, G.D. Sulka, Polypyrrole-nickel hydroxide hybrid nanowires as future materials for energy storage, Nanomaterials 9 (2019) 307.

ELECTROLYTIC DEPOSITION AND DISSOLUTION OF METALS

Synthesis of nanoporous Au by selective etching of Au-Ag alloys

Synthesis of porous Ag by selective etching of Ag-Zn alloys

Selected publications:

E. Kurowska-Tabor, K. Gawlak, K. Hnida, M. Jaskuła, G.D. Sulka, Synthesis of porous thin silver films and their application for hydrogen peroxide sensing, Electrochim. Acta 213 (2016) 811–821.

E. Wierzbicka, G.D. Sulka, Nanoporus spongelike Au-Ag films for electrochemical epinephrine sensing, J. Electroanal. Chem. 762 (2016) 43–50.

G.D. Sulka, A. Brzózka, L. Liu, Fabrication of diameter-modulated and ultrathin porous nanowires in anodic aluminum oxide templates, Electrochim. Acta 56 (2011) 4972–4979.

P.T. Tang, M. Jaskuła, M. Kubiczek, I. Mizushima, K. Pantleon, M. Arentoft, Pulse reversal plating of nickel-cobalt alloys, Trans. Inst. Met. Finish. 87 (2009) 72–77.

G. Bech-Nielsen, M. Jaskuła, The influence of a magnetic field on the non-electrochemical dissolution of iIron, J. Electroanal. Chem. 624 (2008) 327–328.

CORROSION OF METALS AND ALLOYS

Studies on thin Ni3Al intermetallic alloys

Corrosion of TiNbZr, TiMo, and InSb

Selected publications:

G.D. Sulka, P. Jóźwik, Electrochemical behavior of Ni3Al-based alloys in NaOH, Intermetallics 19 (2011) 974–981.