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Electrochemical Characteristics of Indium Tin Oxide Nanoparticles prepared by Sol-gel Combustion Hybrid Method

  • Chaoumead, Accarat (Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyungsung University) ;
  • Choi, Woo-Jin (Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyungsung University) ;
  • Lee, Dong-Hoon (Division of Electrical and Information Engineering, The National Research Foundation (NRF)) ;
  • Sung, Youl-Moon (Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyungsung University)
  • Received : 2010.08.24
  • Accepted : 2011.01.27
  • Published : 2011.05.02

Abstract

Indium tin oxide (In:$SnO_2$) nanoparticles were synthesized employing a sol-gel combustion method followed by annealing. The TG, XRD, XPS and SEM results of the precursor powders and calcinated In:$SnO_2$ nanoparticles were investigated. Crystal structures were examined by powder XRD, and those results show shaper intensity peak at $25.6^{\circ}$ ($2{\theta}$) of $SnO_2$ by increased annealing temperature. A particle morphology and size was examined by SEM, and the size of the nanoparticles was found to be in the range of 20~30nm. In:$SnO_2$ films could controlled by nanoparticle material at various annealing temperature. The sol-gel combustion method was offered simple and effective route for the synthesis of In:$SnO_2$ nanoparticles.

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