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Synthesis and characterization of tin dioxide core-shell structure nanowires
conference contributionposted on 2012-01-01, 00:00 authored by D He, Peter HodgsonPeter Hodgson, Weimin Gao
In this study, one-dimensional and quasi-one-dimensional tin dioxide nanowires and nan-owalls were fabricated by the use of the chemical vapor deposition technique. It was demonstrated that the growth and nanostructure of tin oxide can be controlled by varying the thickness of gold layer and the partial pressure of vapor at growing sites. Nanowires with a core-shell structure, i.e., pure tin core and tin oxide shell, were synthesized from C-SnO2 powders at a mol ratio of C/SnO2=3/5 on both silicon and Lanthanum Strontium Co-balt Ferrite ceramic wafers through the vapor-solid mechanism. The conditions that are favorable to the growth of core-shell structure nanowires are investigated.