Tin oxide meshes consisting of nanoribbons prepared through an intermediate phase in an aqueous solution

Hiroaki Uchiyama, Hiroaki Imai

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Novel nanoarchitectures of SnO and SnO2 crystals that had two- and three-dimensionally meshed structures consisting of nanoribbons were prepared through Sn6U4(OH)4 as an intermediate state. Two-dimensional meshes consisting of oriented nanoribbons of single-crystalline tin monoxide (SnO) that was 50-300 nm wide were grown via Sn6O4(OH)4, which was initially produced at room temperature. Textured spherical particles with three-dimensional meshed nanostructures were produced at 60°C in the presence of citric acid in the aqueous system. The formation of the specific architectures is ascribed to the densely branching growth of SnO crystals in a matrix of Sn6O 4(OH)4 as a reactant. The meshed nanostructures of rutile-type tin dioxide were successfully obtained by oxidation of the SnO crystals without deformation of their architectures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-843
Number of pages3
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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