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||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Pan American Materials Congress: Materials for Green Energy
||PAN-22: Structural and Optical Properties of Graphene-based Nano-architectures Decorated with (Ag, Cu) Metal Nanoparticles
||Udayabhaskar Rednam, Mangalaraja R. V., Pandiyarajan Thangaraj, Karthikeyan B
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Graphite is the less expensive and most readily available source for the synthesis of graphene. Chemical oxidation of graphite produces electrically insulating graphene oxide (GO). By using chemical reduction this insulting GO will be converted to conducting graphene with the use of hazardous chemicals which will affect the quality of the materials and environment. We report a simple and easy method to synthesize graphene decorated with metal (Ag, Cu) nanoparticles. The key merit of this method is to achieve the rGO-metal nanocomposites from GO without the using toxic materials. The structural and optical properties of the prepared nanocomposites are analyzed using the XRD, FTIR and UV-abs. spectroscopic measurements. Optical absorption measurements exhibits absorption bands related to graphene and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) of metal nanoparticles.The catalytic capability of the prepared materials is evaluated by considering the reduction of dye with NaBH<SUB>4</SUB> as a model system.
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