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SnO2 micro/nano fibers in the rutile structure were synthesized using electrospinning and metallorganic decomposition techniques. Fibers were electrospun using two different precursor solutions, one based on SnCl4 and the other on C22H44O4Sn. The fibers were sintered in air for two hours at 400, 500, 600, 700 and 800ºC. SEM, AFM, XRD, XPS and Raman microspectrometry were used to characterize the sintered fibers. The results showed that the fibers were composed of SnO2 and that the SnCl4 precursor led to better results in terms of uniformity/continuity of the fibers.
tin oxide, nanofibers, electrospinning
Yu Wang, M. Aponte, N. Leon, Idalia Ramos, Rogerio Furlan, N. Pinto, and Jorge J. Santiago-Aviles, "Tin oxide micro/nano fibers from electrostatic deposition", . February 2006.
Date Posted: 13 November 2007
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