A rapid hydrothermal synthesis of rutile SnO 2 nanowires

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Materials Science and Engineering: B, ISSN: 0921-5107, Vol: 157, Issue: 1, Page: 101-104

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O. Lupan; L. Chow; G. Chai; A. Schulte; S. Park; H. Heinrich
Elsevier BV
Materials Science; Physics and Astronomy; Engineering
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Tin oxide (SnO 2 ) nanowires with rutile structure have been synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method at 98 °C. The morphologies and structural properties of the as-grown nanowires/nanoneedles were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction, X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. The SEM images reveal tetragonal nanowires of about 10–100 μm in length and 50–100 nm in radius. The Raman scattering peaks indicate a typical rutile phase of the SnO 2. The effects of molar ratio of SnCl 4 to NH 4 OH on the growth mechanism are discussed.