The ZOTO binary system contains different compositions of zinc oxide (ZnO) and tin oxide (SnO_2). These are important semiconductors and have been intensively explored for various applications. SnO_2, ZnO, and different mole ratios (70:30, 40:60, 30:70, and 20:80 SnO_2:ZnO) of the ZOTO system were prepared through proper thermal treatment in powder form. The comparative solid-state stability was investigated using thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA). The stability study showed that the SnO_2 material absorbs much lower heat (Ea = -72.06 kJ/g mol) compared with ZnO and their compositions. Thus the SnO_2 material shows stability at near room temperature operation. The crystallite size of the materials was estimated using XRD analysis.
Solid state stability, ZnO, SnO_2, ZOTO binary system
WAGHULEY, SANDEEP A.
"Study of solid-state stability of the ZOTO binary system,"
Turkish Journal of Physics: Vol. 37:
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/physics/vol37/iss1/12