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Title: Influence of citric acid on SnO2 nanoparticles synthesized by wet chemical processes
Authors: Sikhwivhilu, LM
Pillai, SK
Hillie, TK
Keywords: SnO2 nanoparticles
Tin oxide
XRD analysis
BET surface areas
Nanoparticles
Citric acid
Nanoscience
Nanotechnology
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: American Scientific Publishers
Citation: Sikhwivhilu, LM, Pillai, SK and Hillie, TK. 2011. Influence of citric acid on SnO2 nanoparticles synthesized by wet chemical processes. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 11(1-7), pp 1-7
Series/Report no.: Workflow;5888
Abstract: Tin oxide (SnO2) nanoparticles with size range of 19 to 100 nm were successfully synthesized using wet chemical process (i.e. chemical precipitation and sol-gel processes). The results showed that variation of citric acid concentration directly influences the particle size and the BET specific surface area. The XRD analysis revealed that nanoparticles were phase pure and that all materials exhibited a tetragonal rutile structure of SnO2. Characterisation of the materials was carried out using techniques such as scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy, Thermogravimetric and BET analyses.
Description: Copyright: 2010 American Scientific Publishers. This is a pre print version of the work. The definitive version is published in Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 11(1-7), pp 1-7
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4922
ISSN: 1533-4880
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Nanotechnology
Polymers and bioceramics
General science, engineering & technology

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