We report in detail the synthesis and microstructural characterization of SnO2 nanocrystallites produced using a pulsed laser deposition (PLD) method. A detailed observation of the microstructural evolution of the as-prepared SnO2 nanocrystallites has been carried out, and their grain sizes, shapes, crystallography characteristics, and morphologies have been also determined. The nucleation and growth processes of the SnO 2 nanocrystallites are discussed in more detail in order to examine how the PLD techniques and conditions affect the evolution of grain sizes, shapes, crystallography characteristics and morphologies.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing|
|State||Published - 1 Oct 2005|