Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology Open Access (NNOA)

ISSN: 2574-187X

Research Article

Ce Doped SnO2 Nanoparticcles: Investigation of Structural and Optical Properties

Authors: Sathyaseelan B1*, Baskaran I, Senthilnathan K, Manikandan E and Sambasivam S

DOI: 10.23880/nnoa-16000282


Tin oxide (SnO2) and (1 wt%, 3 wt%, 5wt %) Ce-doped SnO2 nanoparticles were synthesized by the Co-precipitation method. X-ray diffraction investigations have been confirmed that the synthesized nanoparticles are polycrystalline in nature with tetragonal rutile phase. The particle size is determined using Scherrer’s formula and it is found to increase with the “Ce” dopant. High resolution scanning electron microscope (HRSEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis showed spherical morphology composed of fine crystallites with diameters around ∼200 nm. Optical band gap was decreased by the doping confirming the direct energy transfer between f-electrons of rare earth ion and the SnO2 conduction or valence band. This study demonstrates the Ce doped SnO2 nanoparticles for applications in optoelectronic devices.

Keywords: Ce-Doped SnO2; Co-Precipitation Method; Optical Property; Rare Earths

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