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      Ceramics; oxides; chemical synthesis; SnO2; X-ray diffraction.

    • Abstract

       

      A simple gel to crystal conversion route has been followed for the preparation of nanocrystalline SnO2 at 80–100°C under refluxing conditions. Freshly prepared stannic hydroxide gel is allowed to crystallize under refluxing and stirring conditions for 4–6 h. Formation of nano crystallites of SnO2 is confirmed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) study. Transmission electron microscopic (TEM) investigations revealed that the average particle size is 30 nm for these powders.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Sanjay R Dhage1 S P Gaikwad1 Violet Samuel2 V Ravi1

      1. Physical and Materials Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune 411 008, India
      2. Catalysis Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune 411 008, India
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