Optical Phenomena in Nanoscale Tin Dioxide Films Obtained by Means of Polymers

  • L. Filevska
  • A. Chebanenko
  • M. Klochkov
  • V. Grinevich
  • V. Smyntyna
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 222)


The paper presents the results of optical phenomena-related set of studies: absorption, reflection, and room temperature photoluminescence for the tin dioxide (SnO2) films structured in the process of production by means of polymer in the initial solution. The band gap of the films, estimated from the reflection spectra, was 2.98 eV (for 0.1% polymer) and 3.07 eV (for 1% polymer). The obtained results are referred to the crystal size limitations by the structuring polymer molecules. A minimum is observed on the reflection curve spectrum at a frequency ν = 4.25 · 1015 s−1. The free electron concentration calculated from the minimum of the reflection curve spectrum was 9.4 · 1012 cm−3. The photoluminescence (PL) maximum spectral position does not depend on the poly(vinyl acetate) (PVA) concentration; however, the intensity of the λmax = 580 nm band follows the PVA concentration growth. The observed PL bands may be associated with the radiant transitions of electrons from the conduction band of SnO2 to the levels of V0 (1300), respectively. In view of the above, the obtained results are promising for use in creating sensors for detecting optical signals using nanosized tin dioxide.


Tin dioxide Nanosized films Optical phenomena Optical absorption Reflection Photoluminescence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Filevska
    • 1
  • A. Chebanenko
    • 1
  • M. Klochkov
    • 1
  • V. Grinevich
    • 1
  • V. Smyntyna
    • 1
  1. 1.Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National UniversityOdessaUkraine

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