Synthesis and applications of SNO nanosheets: Parallel control of oxidation state and nanostructure through an aqueous solution route

Ken Sakaushi, Yuya Oaki, Hiroaki Uchiyama, Eiji Hosono, Haoshen Zhou, Hiroaki Imai

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Tin monoxide (SnO) nanosheets 5 nm in thickness are generated on substrates through an aqueous solution process under mild conditions. Parallel control of the oxidation state and morphology is achieved by a urea-mediated approach in aqueous solution. The SnO nanosheets form a porous thin film on substrates such as indium tin oxide and carbon nanofiber (CNF). The porous thin film of SnO nanosheets shows cathodic photo-current generation upon irradiation by UV and visible light. In contrast, the photocurrent is not observed in the bulk SnO microcrystals. Composites of the SnO nanosheets and CNF perform as the anode material of lithiumion batteries with improved charge-discharge reversible stability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-781
Number of pages6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 22



  • Batteries
  • Nanostructures
  • Synthetic methods
  • Thin films
  • Tin oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine(all)

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