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Title: Investigation of tin oxide nanofibers synthesized via bio-template technique

In the present paper tin oxide nanofibers have been by synthesized using cotton as bio-template via sol-gel route. This is comparatively a new synthesis technique. The structure and morphology of the obtained SnO{sub 2} nanofibers were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). The optical properties of the same have been studied by using UV-Vis spectroscopy. The observed XRD pattern showed that peaks are very narrow and sharp which indicates crystalline nature of samples. SEM images gave an idea about the sample morphology and confirm that the obtained sample were nanofibers. The optical absorbance spectrum of the sample under study was recorded in UV-visible region (200nm- 800nm). The band gap of the sample was found to be 3.95 eV which is higher than their bulk counterpart.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Electronic Science, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (India)
  2. Post-Graduate Department of Applied Physics, S.D. College, Ambala Cantt. 133 001 India (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488800
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1675; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: AMRP-2015: 4. national conference on advanced materials and radiation physics, Longowal (India), 13-14 Mar 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY; COTTON; EV RANGE; IMAGES; MORPHOLOGY; NANOFIBERS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; SOL-GEL PROCESS; SYNTHESIS; TIN OXIDES; ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA; VISIBLE SPECTRA; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; X-RAY SPECTROSCOPY