9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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SnO<sub>2</sub> NCs morphology control during microwave synthesis

10 Jul 2012, 11:40
Oral Presentation Track A - Division for Condensed Matter Physics and Materials DCMPM2


Mr Ben Rakgalakane (Academic)

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SnO2 nanocrystals (NCs) are industrially important, n-type metal oxide materials with a range of potential applications including transparent conductive electrodes, photovoltaic devices, gas sensors, and detection of metal ions. Such applications require SnO2 NCs with a specific morphology. Therefore, it is important to investigate parameters influencing these morphologies. In this work, the influence of water and 2-propanol on the morphology of SnO2 NCs synthesized by the microwave method has been studied. Results show a varying SnO2 NCs were obtained as the compositions of water and 2-propanol were varied during the microwave synthesis. The SnO2 were characterized by TEM, SEM, XRD, Raman and PL.

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Dr. N. Moloto, nosipho.moloto@wits.ac.za, University of the Witwatersrand

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Mr Ben Rakgalakane (Academic)

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