Senthilkumar, V. and Vickraman, P. and Ravikumar, R. (2010) Synthesis of fluorine doped tin oxide nanoparticles by sol–gel technique and their characterization. Journal of Sol-Jel Science Technology, 53. pp. 316-321. ISSN 0928-0707

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This article presents novel attempt to synthesis of fluorine doped tin oxide (FTO) nanoparticles by sol–gel technique. The synthesized FTO nanoparticles were obtained after calcination. Temperatures of calcination were 600 and 700 degree C due to identify changes in the particles size growth. A DG/DTA and FTIR study identifies the oxide and formation of the nanopowders. The XRD studies confirm the tetragonal crystallite structure of fluorine doped tin oxide. The TEM image confirms the size of FTO particles in nanoscale. The electrical studies on FTO nanopowders results the decrease in resistivity profile with increasing calcinations. The optical band gap studies for sol–gel synthesis FTO nanoparticles is found to be in the range of 4.11–3.84 eV conforming decreasing optical band gap with increasing calcinating temperatures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: FTO; Nanopowder; Sol–gel; XRD; TEM; Optical band gap
Subjects: Electrochemical Materials Science
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 08:44
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 08:44

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