Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Studies in Chemistry, Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ballari 583105, Karnataka, India

2 2Department of Physics, Sharanabasaveshwar College of Science, Kalaburagi 585103, Karnataka, India

3 Department of Physics, Government Engineering College Raichur -584135, Karnataka, India


Synthesis of nanosized materials integrates the materials synthetic technology. Nanosized bimetallic oxides constitute class materials in concerned with its applications. The present work reports the synthesis of barium stannate (BaSnO3)nanopowder by self-propagating combustion reaction using polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) as a fuel. Initially basic oxides barium oxide (BaO) and tin oxide (SnO2) are also prepared by combustion route. Further barium stannate-PVA nanocomposite (BaSnO3-PVA) is prepared by dispersion of BaSnO3 material into PVA matrix using solvent casting method. Structural characterization of oxide and nanocomposite was studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD) tool and bonding nature by Fourier transfer infrared study (FT-IR) respectively. Thermal behavior of both the sample is well studied by thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA). Electrochemical study of the sample is carried out by cyclic voltammetry (CV) instrumentation. Varied morphology and particle size of the sample was analysed through Transmission electron microscope (TEM) tool.

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Synthesis, Characterization and Studies of Nanosized BaSnO3 and Its Poly (vinylalcohol) Nanocomposite Film


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