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Optical and Dielectric Properties of Nanocomposites Based on Zinc and Tin Oxides in Nanoporous Glass

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The spectra of the optical density and luminescence and dielectric spectra of crystalline nanoparticles (NPs), as well as micro- and nanodendrites of zinc and tin oxides in silicate nanoporous glass (NPG) with the average pore size of 25 nm, are presented. Oxide nanoparticles were synthesized in the bulk of nanoporous glass by the method of thermodissociation of zinc and tin salts. Oxide nanodendrites were synthesized by the oxidation of zinc and tin nanodendrites which were grown in glass pores via the method of electrolysis. It is demonstrated that the luminescence of nanoparticles and nanodendrites of Zn and Sn is caused by defects in the crystal structure. The optical and dielectric properties of the nanocomposites with nanoparticles and nanodendrites are compared. The obtained results can be used to create chemical and biological sensors, as well as in photocatalysis.

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This study was performed with the financial support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (project no. 16.1651.2017/4.6).

Nanoporous glasses were synthesized at the Grebenshchikov Institute of Silicate Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences within the Fundamental Scientific Research Program of the State Academies of Sciences for 2013–2020 (project no. 0097-2019-0015).

The electron microscopic studies were carried out using the equipment of the Federal State-Funded Research Center “Materials Science and Diagnostics in Advanced Technologies,” supported by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science (unique project identifier RFMEFI62117X0018).

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Sidorov, A.I., Tung, N.D., Van Wu, N. et al. Optical and Dielectric Properties of Nanocomposites Based on Zinc and Tin Oxides in Nanoporous Glass. Glass Phys Chem 45, 439–446 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1087659619060221

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  • zinc oxide
  • tin oxide
  • nanoporous glass
  • nanoparticles
  • nanostructures
  • optical density
  • luminescence
  • dielectric properties