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Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Tin Oxide Thin Film by Swift Heavy Ion Irradiation

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Abstract:

Nanocrystals of tin oxide were formed in e-beam evaporated films by swift heavy ion (SHI) irradiation. The nucleation of nanocrystals occurred due to electronic excitation by swift heavy ion. Nanophase thin films are characterized systematically by HRTEM, GAXRD, EDX, and UV/VIS absorption techniques. Nanocrystals having size of 8 nm radius are synthesized in different substrates during swift heavy ion irradiation and without subsequent annealing. SHI induced nanocrystallization could be achieved in both crystalline and non-crystalline substrates.

Keywords: NANOCRYSTALLIZATION; OPTICAL ABSORPTION; TEM; XRD

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2006.532

Publication date: 2006-08-01

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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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