M.A. Tagliente, V. Bello, G. Pellegrini, G. Mattei, P. Mazzoldi, M. Massaro

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Nanoparticles of tin dioxide embedded in silica matrix were synthesized by ion implanting a Sn+ion beam in a silica slide and by annealing in oxidizing atmosphere at 800 °C. A detailed structural and optical characterization was performed by using glancing incidence x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, optical absorption, and photoluminescence spectroscopies. Metallic tetragonal Β -tin crystalline nanoparticles were formed in the as-implanted sample. The annealing in oxidizing atmosphere promotes the total oxidation of the tin nanoparticles with a preferential migration of the nanoparticles toward the surface of the matrix. A broad blue-violet emission band peaked at 388 nm was observed in the photoluminescence spectra of both the as-implanted and annealed samples, which was attributed to the Sn-related oxygen deficiency center defects and the SnO2nanoparticles, respectively. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number104304
Pages (from-to)-
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Tagliente, M. A., Bello, V., Pellegrini, G., Mattei, G., Mazzoldi, P., & Massaro, M. (2009). SnO. Journal of Applied Physics, 106(10), -. [104304].