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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2016, Article ID 4057829, 8 pages
Research Article

Fabrication of Nickel Nanotube Using Anodic Oxidation and Electrochemical Deposition Technologies and Its Hydrogen Storage Property

Department of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Tangshan University, Tangshan, Hebei 063000, China

Received 27 January 2016; Revised 29 March 2016; Accepted 24 April 2016

Academic Editor: Biplab K. Debnath

Copyright © 2016 Yan Lv. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Electrochemical deposition technique was utilized to fabricate nickel nanotubes with the assistance of AAO templates. The topography and element component of the nickel nanotubes were characterized by TEM and EDS. Furthermore, the nickel nanotube was made into microelectrode and its electrochemical hydrogen storage property was studied using cyclic voltammetry. The results showed that the diameter of nickel nanotubes fabricated was around 20–100 mm, and the length of the nanotube could reach micron grade. The nickel nanotubes had hydrogen storage property, and the hydrogen storage performance was higher than that of nickel powder.