Nano Express

Nanoscale Research Letters

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 747-752

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Nanocomposite ZnO–SnO2 Nanofibers Synthesized by Electrospinning Method

  • Kandasami AsokanAffiliated withInter-University Accelerator CentreSchool of Materials Science and Engineering, Inha University
  • , Jae Young ParkAffiliated withSchool of Materials Science and Engineering, Inha University
  • , Sun-Woo ChoiAffiliated withSchool of Materials Science and Engineering, Inha University
  • , Sang Sub KimAffiliated withSchool of Materials Science and Engineering, Inha University Email author 

Abstract

We report the characterization of mixed oxides nanocomposite nanofibers of (1 − x) ZnO-(x)SnO2 (x ≤ 0.45) synthesized by electrospinning technique. The diameter of calcined nanofibers depends on Sn content. Other phases like SnO, ZnSnO3, and Zn2SnO4 were absent. Photoluminescence studies show that there is a change in the blue/violet luminescence confirming the presence of Sn in Zn-rich composition. Present study shows that the crystalline nanocomposite nanofibers with stoichiometry of (1 − x)ZnO-(x)SnO2 (x ≤ 0.45) stabilize after the calcination and possess some morphological and optical properties that strongly depend on Sn content.

Keywords

Nanofibers Electrospinning method Coupled oxide ZnO SnO2