Coprecipitation synthesis of hollow Zn2SnO4 spheres

Shumei Wang, Zhongsen Yang, Mengkai Lu, Yuanyuan Zhou, Guangjun Zhou, Zifeng Qiu, Shufen Wang, Haiping Zhang, Aiyu Zhang

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Pure and Dy3+-doped Zn2SnO4 (ZTO) hollow spheres, integrated with nanoparticles, have been synthesized using the coprecipitation method. The ZTO spheres have been characterized with X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope. The photoluminescence and photocatalytic properties are investigated. The influences of Dy3+ ions on the morphology and the photoluminescence of ZTO have been explained in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3005-3008
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number14-15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Photocatalytic properties
  • Photoluminescence
  • ZnSnO

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