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A Simple and Novel Method to Synthesize Doped and Undoped SnO2 Nanocrystals at Room Temperature

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Abstract:

This work describes the synthesis, at room temperature, of doped and undoped SnO2 nanocrystals (particle size ranging from 1–3 nm) with no thermal or hydrothermal treatment. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that the synthesis, at room temperature, of doped and/or undoped SnO2 nanocrystals has been reported. This new synthesis method is based on the controlled oxidation, hydrolysis and polycondensation of tin ions in an ethanol solution. Another novel aspect of this method is the possibility of using surfactants, which may provide improved control over the particle size.

Keywords: HRTEM; PHOTOLUMINESCENCE; SNO2 NANOCRYSTALS; SYNTHESIS

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2004.101

Publication date: September 1, 2004

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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