Novel direct synthesis of mesoporous tin dioxide network intact up to 500°C
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We present a direct soft templating method to synthesise mesoporous tin dioxide network that maintains a porous structure after calcination at 400 °C and 500 °C and has a relatively high BET surface area of 220 and 100 m2 g-1, respectively. TEM, BET and XRD results confirm that both crystal and pore sizes increase as a result of increasing the temperatures during the calcination step. This method is highly reproducible.
Aqeel , T , Greer , H F , Zhou , W , Bruce , D W & Bumajdad , A 2016 , ' Novel direct synthesis of mesoporous tin dioxide network intact up to 500°C ' Journal of Nano Research , vol 40 , pp. 79-89 . DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/JNanoR.40.79
Journal of Nano Research
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This project is supported by PAAET project no. BE-‐13-‐08 in collaboration with Kuwait University and the University of York. The support of the research administration of Kuwait University to the XPS instrument (Project No. GS02/08) is acknowledged.
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