Synchrotron based XRD study on nano crystalline SnO2 under pressure

Alka B. Garg, P. Thangadurai, S. Meenakshi, S. Ramasamy

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Results of in-situ high pressure x ray diffraction measurements on 5 nm SnO2 nanoparticles are reported. The ambient rutile phase remains stable upto the pressure of 18.1 GPa. However, beyond 19 GPa, the diffraction pattern shows the new diffraction peaks indicating the presence of structural phase transition in the material. These new peaks could be assigned to cubic structure. The coexistence of both the phases could be seen over a large pressure region indicating the sluggishness of the transition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012022
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology, AIRAPT-23 - Mumbai, India
Duration: 25 Sep 201130 Sep 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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