Experimental and Theoretical NANOTECHNOLOGY (ETN) abbreviated as Exp. Theo. NANOTECHNOLOGY is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed and open access journal. It includes specialized research papers, short communications, reviews and selected conference papers in special issues on the characterization, synthesis, processing, structure and properties of different principles and applications of nanotechnology with focus on advantageous achievements and applications for the specialists in engineering, chemistry, physics, materials science and medicine. ETN covers and publishes all aspects of fundamental and applied researches of experimental and theoretical nanoscale technology dealing with materials synthesis, processing, nanofabrication, nanoprobes, spectroscopy, properties, biological systems, nanostructures, nanoelectronics, nano-optics, nano-mechanics, nanodevices, nanobiotechnology, nanomedicine, nanotoxicology within the scope of the journal. ETN aims to acquire the recent and outstanding researches for the benefit of the human being.
Three-dimensional porous ordered SnO2 nanostructures have been fabricated by templating a sol–gel pre- cursor solution against the polystyrene nanospheres for the first time. Field emission scanning electron micrography (FESEM) indicates that the surface of the nanostructures is highly regular and the porous structures are perfectly ordered. Besides a broad emission band at 600 nm, the porous SnO2 nanostructures show an additional emission band at 430 nm, which is seldom seen in the bulk SnO2 materials. Spectral examinations and analyses reveal that the 430 nm band is induced by the interfacial effects between the porous frameworks.