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Role of Different Oxide to Fuel Ratios in Solution Combustion Synthesis of SnO2 Nanoparticles

Chavan, Archana U.;Kim, Ji-Hye;Im, Ha-Ni;Song, Sun-Ju

  • Received : 2015.11.25
  • Accepted : 2016.01.13
  • Published : 2016.01.31

Abstract

Tin oxide ($SnO_2$) nanoparticles have been synthesized by solution combustion method using citric acid as a fuel. The oxide to fuel ratio has been varied to obtain ultrafine nanoparticles with better surface area; such particles will be useful in many applications. With this synthesis method, spherical particles are formed having a particle size in the range of 11-30 nm and BET surface area of ~ $24m^2/g$. The degree of agglomeration of $SnO_2$ nanoparticles has been calculated.

Keywords

$SnO_2$;Nanoparticle;Combustion synthesis

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : Chonnam National University