P1.0.8 Zn2SnO4 : A Suitable Material for Liquid Petroleum Gas(LPG) Detection

G. Sarala Devi & H. Z. R. Hamoon
Semiconducting Zincstannate (Zn2SnO4, ZTO) having face – centred cubic spinel structure with band gap of (Eg =3.6eV) have been successfully synthesized by Sol-gel protocol. The effect of thermal treatment on the phase formation, microstructure and optical properties of Zincoxide-Tinoxide ceramics were investigated, starting powder of Zincoxide and Tinoxide were taken in the molar ratio of 2:1. The appearance of Zincstannate in the final product is demonstrated by X-Ray Diffraction, Energy Dispersive X-Ray analysis, Ultraviolet-visible and...