Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 19, pp 8088–8092 | Cite as

Surface equilibrium angle for anisotropic grain growth in SnO2 systems

  • Sergio M. Tebcherani
  • Sergio CavaEmail author
  • José A. Varela
  • Edson R. Leite
  • Elson Longo


Usually, the kinetic models used in the study of sintered ceramic are performed by means of indirect physical tests, such as, results obtained from data of linear shrinkage and mass loss. This fact is justified by the difficulty in the determinations of intrinsic parameters of ceramic materials along every sintering process. In this way, the technique of atomic force microscopy (AFM) was used in order to determine the importance and the evolution of the dihedral angle in the sintering of 0.5 mol% MnO2-doped tin dioxide obtained by the polymeric precursor method.


Atomic Force Microscopy SnO2 Dihedral Angle Surface Free Energy Polymeric Precursor 



The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Brazilian financing agencies PIBIC/CNPq and Paraná Tecnologia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio M. Tebcherani
    • 1
  • Sergio Cava
    • 1
    Email author
  • José A. Varela
    • 2
  • Edson R. Leite
    • 2
  • Elson Longo
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratório Interdisciplinar de Materiais Cerâmicos, Centro Interdisciplinar de Pesquisa e Pós-GraduaçãoUniversidade Estadual de Ponta GrossaPonta GrossaBrazil
  2. 2.Laboratório Interdisciplinar em Cerâmica, Departamento de Físico-Química, Instituto de QuímicaUniversidade Estadual PaulistaAraraquaraBrazil

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