Title: Synthesis, structure and optical properties of nano-sized doped In2O3 – 10% SnO material

Authors: A. Al-Saie, S. Arekat, A. Jaafar, M. Bououdina

Addresses: Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Bahrain, Sakhir, P.O. Box 32038, Kingdom of Bahrain. ' Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Bahrain, Sakhir, P.O. Box 32038, Kingdom of Bahrain. ' Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Bahrain, Sakhir, P.O. Box 32038, Kingdom of Bahrain. ' Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Bahrain, Sakhir, P.O. Box 32038, Kingdom of Bahrain

Abstract: A mixture of In2O3 + 10% SnO was milled under various conditions, followed by subsequent annealing at various temperatures. X-ray diffraction analysis and FTIR measurements were carried out. It is found that after milling, a single (In,Sn)2O3 phase is obtained, indicating the dissolution of Sn into In2O3 lattice and its substitution into In-ionic site.

Keywords: mechanical alloying; nanoparticles; XRD; Fourier transform infrared; FTIR; synthesis; nanostructures; optical properties; nanotechnology; indium oxide; tin oxide.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNP.2009.028787

International Journal of Nanoparticles, 2009 Vol.2 No.1/2/3/4/5/6, pp.502-506

Published online: 30 Sep 2009 *

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