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Title: Dynamical scaling properties of nanoporous undoped and Sb-doped SnO{sub 2} supported thin films during tri- and bidimensional structure coarsening

Abstract

The coarsening of the nanoporous structure developed in undoped and 3% Sb-doped SnO{sub 2} sol-gel dip-coated films deposited on a mica substrate was studied by time-resolved small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) during in situ isothermal treatments at 450 and 650 deg. C. The time dependence of the structure function derived from the experimental SAXS data is in reasonable agreement with the predictions of the statistical theory of dynamical scaling, thus suggesting that the coarsening process in the studied nanoporous structures exhibits dynamical self-similar properties. The kinetic exponents of the power time dependence of the characteristic scaling length of undoped SnO{sub 2} and 3% Sb-doped SnO{sub 2} films are similar ({alpha}{approx_equal}0.09), this value being invariant with respect to the firing temperature. In the case of undoped SnO{sub 2} films, another kinetic exponent, {alpha}{sup '}, corresponding to the maximum of the structure function was determined to be approximately equal to three times the value of the exponent {alpha}, as expected for the random tridimensional coarsening process in the dynamical scaling regime. Instead, for 3% Sb-doped SnO{sub 2} films fired at 650 deg. C, we have determined that {alpha}{sup '}{approx_equal}2{alpha}, thus suggesting a bidimensional coarsening of the porous structure. The analyses of the dynamicalmore » scaling functions and their asymptotic behavior at high q (q being the modulus of the scattering vector) provided additional evidence for the two-dimensional features of the pore structure of 3% Sb-doped SnO{sub 2} films. The presented experimental results support the hypotheses of the validity of the dynamic scaling concept to describe the coarsening process in anisotropic nanoporous systems.« less

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Instituto de Quimica/UNESP, P.O. Box 355, Araraquara, Sao Paulo 14800-900 (Brazil)
  2. (Brazil)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21045878
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 20; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.75.205335; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ANTIMONY; ASYMPTOTIC SOLUTIONS; DOPED MATERIALS; HEAT TREATMENTS; LIQUIDS; MICA; PORE STRUCTURE; POROUS MATERIALS; SCALING; SMALL ANGLE SCATTERING; SOL-GEL PROCESS; STATISTICAL MODELS; STRUCTURE FUNCTIONS; SUBSTRATES; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0400-1000 K; THIN FILMS; TIME DEPENDENCE; TIME RESOLUTION; TIN OXIDES; X-RAY DIFFRACTION

Citation Formats

Santilli, C. V., Rizzato, A. P., Pulcinelli, S. H., Craievich, A. F., and Instituto de Fisica/USP, P.O. Box 66318, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 05315-970,. Dynamical scaling properties of nanoporous undoped and Sb-doped SnO{sub 2} supported thin films during tri- and bidimensional structure coarsening. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVB.75.205335.
Santilli, C. V., Rizzato, A. P., Pulcinelli, S. H., Craievich, A. F., & Instituto de Fisica/USP, P.O. Box 66318, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 05315-970,. Dynamical scaling properties of nanoporous undoped and Sb-doped SnO{sub 2} supported thin films during tri- and bidimensional structure coarsening. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVB.75.205335.
Santilli, C. V., Rizzato, A. P., Pulcinelli, S. H., Craievich, A. F., and Instituto de Fisica/USP, P.O. Box 66318, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 05315-970,. Tue . "Dynamical scaling properties of nanoporous undoped and Sb-doped SnO{sub 2} supported thin films during tri- and bidimensional structure coarsening". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVB.75.205335.
@article{osti_21045878,
title = {Dynamical scaling properties of nanoporous undoped and Sb-doped SnO{sub 2} supported thin films during tri- and bidimensional structure coarsening},
author = {Santilli, C. V. and Rizzato, A. P. and Pulcinelli, S. H. and Craievich, A. F. and Instituto de Fisica/USP, P.O. Box 66318, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 05315-970,},
abstractNote = {The coarsening of the nanoporous structure developed in undoped and 3% Sb-doped SnO{sub 2} sol-gel dip-coated films deposited on a mica substrate was studied by time-resolved small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) during in situ isothermal treatments at 450 and 650 deg. C. The time dependence of the structure function derived from the experimental SAXS data is in reasonable agreement with the predictions of the statistical theory of dynamical scaling, thus suggesting that the coarsening process in the studied nanoporous structures exhibits dynamical self-similar properties. The kinetic exponents of the power time dependence of the characteristic scaling length of undoped SnO{sub 2} and 3% Sb-doped SnO{sub 2} films are similar ({alpha}{approx_equal}0.09), this value being invariant with respect to the firing temperature. In the case of undoped SnO{sub 2} films, another kinetic exponent, {alpha}{sup '}, corresponding to the maximum of the structure function was determined to be approximately equal to three times the value of the exponent {alpha}, as expected for the random tridimensional coarsening process in the dynamical scaling regime. Instead, for 3% Sb-doped SnO{sub 2} films fired at 650 deg. C, we have determined that {alpha}{sup '}{approx_equal}2{alpha}, thus suggesting a bidimensional coarsening of the porous structure. The analyses of the dynamical scaling functions and their asymptotic behavior at high q (q being the modulus of the scattering vector) provided additional evidence for the two-dimensional features of the pore structure of 3% Sb-doped SnO{sub 2} films. The presented experimental results support the hypotheses of the validity of the dynamic scaling concept to describe the coarsening process in anisotropic nanoporous systems.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVB.75.205335},
journal = {Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics},
number = 20,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}