Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry

, Volume 9, Issue 10, pp 698–705 | Cite as

Nanostructured SnO2-TiO2 films as related to lithium intercalation

  • S. Yu. Vassiliev
  • A. I. Yusipovich
  • Yu. E. Rogynskaya
  • F. Kh. Chibirova
  • A. M. Skundin
  • T. L. Kulova
Original Paper


The difference in degradation behavior of titania-doped tin dioxide films is explained by a pronounced effect of the doping level on the film dispersity and fine distribution of titania. A two to three times decrease in nanoparticles sizes in the doped films compared with nanoparticles in SnO2 film (20–30 nm) is revealed by using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Such STM data (measured in ex situ configuration) combined with XRD and Mössbauer spectroscopy analysis confirm that the nanoparticles are composed of nanostructured heavily disordered SnO2 and TiO2 rutile solid solution or of amorphous phase containing both SnO2 and TiO2, the content of the crystalline and amorphous phases being approximately equal.


Tin dioxide Lithium intercalation Scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy Nanostructure 



The authors are grateful to A.V. Denisov for technical support of STM and spectroscopic studies. The study is supported by RFBR, projects 03-03-32422-a, 02-03-32226-a.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Yu. Vassiliev
    • 1
  • A. I. Yusipovich
    • 1
  • Yu. E. Rogynskaya
    • 2
  • F. Kh. Chibirova
    • 2
  • A. M. Skundin
    • 3
  • T. L. Kulova
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrochemistry, Faculty of ChemistryMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Research centre “Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry”MoscowRussia
  3. 3.Frumkin Institute of Electrochemistry Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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