Optical and morphological properties of graphene sheets decorated with ZnO nanowires via polyol enhancement

Vinay Sharma, Rajveer Singh Rajaura, Preetam K. Sharma, Subodh Srivastava, S. S. Sharma, Y. K. Vijay

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Graphene-ZnO nanocomposites have proven to be very useful materials for photovoltaic and sensor applications. Here, we report a facile, one-step in situ polymerization method for synthesis of graphene sheets randomly decorated with zinc oxide nanowires using ethylene glycol as solvent. We have used hydrothermal treatment for growth of ZnO nanowires. UV-visible spectra peak shifting around 288nm and 307 nm shows the presence of ZnO on graphene structure. Photoluminiscence spectra (PL) in 400nm-500nm region exhibits the luminescence quenching effect. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image confirms the growth of ZnO nanowires on graphene sheets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid State Physics - Proceedings of the 58th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2013
Pages448-449
Number of pages2
Volume1591
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event58th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2013 - Patiala, Punjab, India
Duration: 17 Dec 201321 Dec 2013

Conference

Conference58th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2013
CountryIndia
CityPatiala, Punjab
Period17/12/1321/12/13

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Graphene
  • PL
  • Quenching
  • SEM
  • UV-vis
  • ZnO nanowires

Cite this

Sharma, V., Rajaura, R. S., Sharma, P. K., Srivastava, S., Sharma, S. S., & Vijay, Y. K. (2014). Optical and morphological properties of graphene sheets decorated with ZnO nanowires via polyol enhancement. In Solid State Physics - Proceedings of the 58th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2013 (Vol. 1591, pp. 448-449) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4872634