Nanoscaled Tin Oxide-Silica Particles

  1. Prof. Dr. M. Rühle2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. H. Gleiter3
  1. Carsten Gellermann,
  2. Herbert Wolter and
  3. Werner Storch

Published Online: 23 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760622X.ch25

Interface Controlled Materials, Volume 9

Interface Controlled Materials, Volume 9

How to Cite

Gellermann, C., Wolter, H. and Storch, W. (2000) Nanoscaled Tin Oxide-Silica Particles, in Interface Controlled Materials, Volume 9 (eds M. Rühle and H. Gleiter), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760622X.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung, Seestraße 92, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany

  2. 3

    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Postfach 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany

Author Information

  1. Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung, Würzburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301911

Online ISBN: 9783527606221



  • interface controlled materials;
  • nanoscaled tin oxide-silica particles


Commercially available, 10 nm sized tin oxide cores were coated with silica by sol-gel processing using tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) to give monodisperse tin oxide-silica particles of the core-shell type. By controlling hydrolysis and condensation the size of the resulting spheres was varied in the nanometer range. Particle morphology and composition was characterized by electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering, N2-sorption (BET) and X-ray fluorescence. As a consequence of the tin oxide content numerous possible applications arise, for example introducing X-ray opacity in dental filling materials. In order to effectively use such particles as fillers an additional organic surface functionalization was created matching the functional groups of the polymeric resins, e. g. ORMOCER®s (inorganic-organic copolymers).