Short Range Order Evolution in the Preparation of SnO2 Based Materials
Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, v. 8, n. 1-3, p. 261-268, 1997.
Brito, G. E S
Ribeiro, Sidney José Lima
Santilli, Celso Valentim
Pulcinelli, Sandra Helena
The evolution of Eu3+ doped SnO2 xerogels to the cassiterite structure observed during sintering was studied by means of Eu3+ spectroscopy, XRD and EXAFS at the Sn K-edge. Eu3+ ions adsorbed at the surface of colloidal particles present a broad distribution of sites, typical of oxide glasses. With sintering at 300°C, this distribution is still broadened. Crystallization is clearly observed by the three techniques with increasing sintering temperature. It is found that the addition of Eu3+ limits the crystallite growth.