Phase transformation behavior of zinc metastannates obtained by aqueous precipitation at different temperatures

Muna H. Al-Hinai, Ashraf T. Al-Hinai, Joydeep Dutta

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Phase transformation studies in ZnO-SnO2 system from zinc metastannate (ZnSnO3) to zinc orthostannate (Zn2SnO 4) with annealing temperature are reported. Non-centrosymmetric oxides show unique symmetry dependent and spontaneous polarization properties, which are technologically important. ZnSnO3 particles were synthesized by a simple aqueous synthesis at low temperatures designed with the assistance of potential-pH diagrams. ZnSnO3 particles synthesized at 4 &Deg;C are more porous losing the ilmenite structure upon annealing at 200 &Deg;C, while the other samples prepared at higher temperatures (25-65 &Deg;C) becomes amorphous at 300 &Deg;C. The phase transformation into the inverse spinel orthostannate phase occurs around 750 &Deg;C in all the samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7282-7289
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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