Nanoparticles of In2O3/SnO2 (90/10) and (80/20) at Two Different Proportions and Its Properties
Abbas Ayeshamariam, Vinodh Sundar Vidhya, Thangavel Sivakumar, Ramasamy Mahendran, Ramasamy Perumalsamy, Nallasamy Sethupathy, Muthurulandi Jayachandran
Department of Chemistry, Chendhuran College of Engineering and Technology, Pudukottai, India.
Department of Electronics, Government Arts College, Kulithalai, India.
Department of Electronics, RVS College of Arts and Science, Sulur, Coimbatore, India.
Department of Physics, Arignar Anna Government Arts College, Namakkal, India.
Department of Physics, Khadir Mohideen College, Adirampattinam, India.
Department of Physics, Sir Theagaraya College Higher Secondary School, Chennai, India.
Electro Chemical Material Science Division, (CSIR) Central Electro Chemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, India.
DOI: 10.4236/ojmetal.2013.32A2001   PDF   HTML     4,419 Downloads   6,724 Views   Citations


ITO nanoparticles were obtained by combustion reaction of urea as fuel. The gel form structures were fired at 350°C in furnace for 20 min to yield powdery products and these products were calcined to five different temperatures from 100°C to 500°C for an hour to yield ITO powders. From the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) photographs and particle size analysis the average sizes of the cubic particle of powders are found to be less than 15 nm and less than 20 nm respectively. The ratio of doping concentration In/Sn is 90/10 and 80/20. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) data were evaluated by Scherer equation for the estimation of the average crystal size of the powders (less than 20 nm) for 90/10 and (less than 25 nm) for 80/20. The synthesized ITO powder characterized by XRD, UV-Vis-NIR and PL shows high specific surface area and possesses small primary crystallite size and good optical band gap.

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Ayeshamariam, A. , Vidhya, V. , Sivakumar, T. , Mahendran, R. , Perumalsamy, R. , Sethupathy, N. and Jayachandran, M. (2013) Nanoparticles of In2O3/SnO2 (90/10) and (80/20) at Two Different Proportions and Its Properties. Open Journal of Metal, 3, 1-7. doi: 10.4236/ojmetal.2013.32A2001.

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