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ISSN : 1225-0562(Print)
ISSN : 2287-7258(Online)
Korean Journal of Materials Research Vol.30 No.7 pp.338-342

Thermal Evaporation Syntheis and Luminescence Properties of SnO2 Nanocrystals using Mg as the Reducing Agent

Ho-Jin So1,Geun-Hyoung Lee1,2†
1Department of Advanced Materials Engineering, Graduate School, Dong-eui University, 176 Eomgwangno, Busanjin-gu, Busan 47340, Republic of Korea
2Electrical & Electronic Materials Engineering Major, Division of Advanced Materials Engineering, Dong-eui University, 176 Eomgwangno, Busanjin-gu, Busan 47340, Republic of Korea
Corresponding author E-Mail : (G.-H. Lee, Dong-eui Univ.)


Tin oxide (SnO2) nanocrystals are synthesized by a thermal evaporation method using a mixture of SnO2 and Mg powders. The synthesis process is performed in air at atmospheric pressure, which makes the process very simple. Nanocrystals with a belt shape start to form at 900 oC lower than the melting point of SnO2. As the synthesis temperature increases to 1,100 oC, the quantity of nanocrystals increases. The size of the nanocrystals did not change with increasing temperature. When SnO2 powder without Mg powder is used as the source material, no nanocrystals are synthesized even at 1,100 oC, indicating that Mg plays an important role in the formation of the SnO2 nanocrystals at temperatures as low as 900 oC. X-ray diffraction analysis shows that the SnO2 nanocrystals have a rutile crystal structure. The belt-shaped SnO2 nanocrystals have a width of 300~800 nm, a thickness of 50 nm, and a length of several tens of micrometers. A strong blue emission peak centered at 410 nm is observed in the cathodoluminescence spectra of the belt-shaped SnO2 nanocrystals.

Mg를 환원제로 사용하여 열증발법으로 합성한 SnO2 나노결정 및 발광 특성

1동의대학교 대학원 신소재공학과,2동의대학교 신소재공학부 전기전자소재공학전공