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1D semiconducting SnO2 nanoribbons in form of nanowires and nanobelts with a lateral size ranging from 50 to 700 nm and length of several hundreds of micrometers are studied by Cathodoluminescence in the Scanning Electron Microscope and Transmission Electron Microscopy.Experimental High Angle Annular Dark Field imaging suggests compositional modulations along the direction in agreement with recent theoretical predictions. Single nanobelt and nanowire cathodoluminescence spectroscopy reveals the presence of a broad emission made of two sub‐bands centered at about 460 nm and 580 nm at room temperature. No near band edge emission is found. This result is assigned to a major role of surface effects with respect to bulk properties. CL spectroscopy carried out at different temperatures and Sn vapour pressure, before and after thermal treatments in Oxygen atmosphere and under …
Publication date: 
1 Dec 2005

Giancarlo Salviati, Laura Lazzarini, Ming Zheng Zha, Vincenzo Grillo, Elvio Carlino

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Volume: 202 Issue: 15 Pages: 2963-2970
Physica status solidi (a)