Zinc stannate nanostructures: Hydrothermal synthesis
2011 (English)In: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, ISSN 1468-6996, E-ISSN 1878-5514, Vol. 12, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Nanostructured binary semiconducting metal oxides have received much attention in the last decade owing to their unique properties rendering them suitable for a wide range of applications. In the quest to further improve the physical and chemical properties, an interest in ternary complex oxides has become noticeable in recent times. Zinc stannate or zinc tin oxide (ZTO) is a class of ternary oxides that are known for their stable properties under extreme conditions, higher electron mobility compared to its binary counterparts and other interesting optical properties. The material is thus ideal for applications from solar cells and sensors to photocatalysts. Among the different methods of synthesizing ZTO nanostructures, the hydrothermal method is an attractive green process that is carried out at low temperatures. In this review, we summarize the conditions leading to the growth of different ZTO nanostructures using the hydrothermal method and delve into a few of its applications reported in the literature.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Physics (IOP), 2011. Vol. 12, no 1
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-175235DOI: 10.1088/1468-6996/12/1/013004ISI: 000287449000007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79952822036OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-175235DiVA: diva2:918232
QC 201604112016-04-112015-10-102016-04-11Bibliographically approved