In situ local oxidation of SnO induced by laser irradiation: a stability study



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Vázquez López, Antonio and Maestre Varea, David and Ramírez Castellanos, Julio and Cremades Rodríguez, Ana Isabel (2021) In situ local oxidation of SnO induced by laser irradiation: a stability study. Nanomaterials, 11 (4). ISSN 2079-4991

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In this work, semiconductor tin oxide (II) (SnO) nanoparticles and plates were synthesized at room conditions via a hydrolysis procedure. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) confirmed the high crystallinity of the as-synthesized romarchite SnO nanoparticles with dimensions ranging from 5 to 16 nm. The stability of the initial SnO and the controlled oxidation to SnO_2 was studied based on either thermal treatments or controlled laser irradiation using a UV and a red laser in a confocal microscope. Thermal treatments induced the oxidation from SnO to SnO2 without formation of intermediate SnO_x, as confirmed by thermodiffraction measurements, while by using UV or red laser irradiation the transition from SnO to SnO_2 was controlled, assisted by formation of intermediate Sn3O4, as confirmed by Raman spectroscopy. Photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy as a function of the laser excitation source, the laser power density, and the irradiation duration were analyzed in order to gain insights in the formation of SnO_2 from SnO. Finally, a tailored spatial SnO/SnO_2 micropatterning was achieved by controlled laser irradiation with potential applicability in optoelectronics and sensing devices.

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© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI
This research was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology and the Spanish Ministry of Economy through Research Projects RTI2018-097195-B-I00. This research received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 957225, project BAT4EVER.
thank for the financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (MICIU) and The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) under Grant no. PIE 2010-6OE-013.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Thin-films; Tin; Nanocomposites; Surface; Oxygen; Tin oxide; SnO; Laser irradiation; Phase transition; X-ray diffraction; Romarchite
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
Sciences > Physics > Solid state physics
ID Code:65704
Deposited On:24 May 2021 17:50
Last Modified:14 Jan 2022 12:25

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