Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 17, pp 5696–5698 | Cite as

Preparation of SnO2 hollow nanospheres by a solvothermal method

  • Chunhua Fan
  • Xinyu Song
  • Zhilei Yin
  • Haiyun Yu
  • Sixiu SunEmail author

During the past decade, considerable efforts have been made to fabricate inorganic materials with hollow nano/micro structures because many interesting optical, electronic, magnetic, catalytic and chemical properties are associated with these structures [1]. Among the methods that have been used for the synthesis of hollow nano/micro structures, hard- and soft-template syntheses are the two mostly used routes [2, 3, 4, 5, 6]. The size and morphology of the product can be controlled very well through choosing appropriate template, however, the removal of template is a rather complex process. Recently, a new sacrificial-template route is used to synthesis nanomaterials [7, 8, 9], in which the template materials act as one reactant and will be used up after the reaction, hence, the step for the template removal is successfully leaving out.

SnO2 is a wide-band-gap semiconductor (Eg ≈ 3.62 eV, at room temperature) and a well-known material having applications in transparent electrodes [10],...


SnO2 Complex Compound Transmission Electron Microscopy Observation Blue Emission Hexamethylene Tetramine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chunhua Fan
    • 1
  • Xinyu Song
    • 1
  • Zhilei Yin
    • 1
  • Haiyun Yu
    • 1
  • Sixiu Sun
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Colloid and Interface ChemistryShandong University, Ministry of EducationJinanChina

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