Mahanty, Sourendra and Roy, S and Sen, Ssuchitra (2004) Effect of Sn doping on the structural and optical properties of sol-gel TiO(2) thin films. Journal of Crystal Growth, 261 (1). pp. 77-81. ISSN 0022-0248

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Undoped and up to 0.23 at% Sn-doped TiO(2) thin films and polycrystalline powders have been prepared by sol-gel process. Their structure, surface morphology. and optical properties have been investigated by XRD, DTA-TG, SEM and UV-VIS spectroscopy. It has been observed that Sn promotes the anatase to rutile phase transformation and forms a complete solid solution with rutile TiO(2). It is found that incorporation of about 0.17 at% of Sn completely transforms anatase TiO(2) to the rutile form at a calcination temperature as low as 500 degreesC. This is the lowest temperature reported so far for the anatase to rutile phase transition in sol-gel TiO(2). Optical analyses show that the Fermi level of the Ti(1-x)Sn(x)O(2) solid solutions increases with increasing x. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: A1. crystal structure; A1. optical properties; A3. sol-gel process; A3. thin films; B1. titanium dioxide
Subjects: Physical Properties
Depositing User: Subhra Lahiri
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 09:58
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2016 13:41

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