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ISRN Chemical Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 954869, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/954869
Research Article

Effect of Sintering Temperatures on the Synthesis of SnO𝟐 Nanospheres

1Material Science and Electrochemistry Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University, Kolhapur 416004, India
2Chemical Engineering Division, Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai 400019, India
3Inorganic Nano-Material Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Hanyang University, Seoul 133-791, Republic of Korea

Received 17 February 2012; Accepted 6 March 2012

Academic Editors: R. M. Leblanc, L. Liotta, and I. Poulios

Copyright © 2012 Bharat G. Pawar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In this communication we report the rapid nanostructure of SnO2 with a spherical morphology which has been prepared in large scale via sol-gel method. The products were characterized with scanning electron microscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, FTIR, and photoluminescence spectroscopy. The strong photoluminescence of the nanosphere in visible region suggested possible application in nanoscaled optoelectronic devices. A possible growth mechanism for the SnO2 nanosphere in terms of solvation, hydrolysis, and polymerization was proposed.