Mass transfer during metal electrodeposition into the pores of anodic aluminum oxide from a binary electrolyte under the potentiostatic and galvanostatic conditions
The mass transfer during the nanowire formation by the metal electrodeposition into the pores with a high aspect ratio from a binary electrolyte is studied theoretically. The application of quasi-steady-state approximation is justified. The equations for the ion concentration and electric potential at the bottom and in the mouth of the pores, the reaction overpotential, and the variation of the current density with time are obtained. The problem of time dependence of unfilled pore part length is solved numerically. The distinctions between the results obtained under the potentiostatic and galvanostatic conditions are demonstrated.