Departmental Papers (ESE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

February 2006

Comments

Reprinted from Revista Mexicana de Física, Volume 52, Issue 2, February 2006, pages 42-44.

Abstract

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.

Keywords

tin oxide, nanofibers, electrospinning

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Date Posted: 13 November 2007

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