Tawale, J. S. and Kumar, Ashavani and Dhakate, S. R. and Srivastava, A. K. (2017) Facile synthesis of bulk SnO2 and ZnO tetrapod based graphene nanocomposites for optical and sensing application. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 201. pp. 372-383. ISSN 0254-0584

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In the present investigation Tin oxide(SnO2)/Graphene, Zinc oxide tetrapods(ZnO-T)/Graphene and SnO2/ZnO-T/Graphene nanocomposites were synthesized using simple chemical route from a mixture of few layer graphene (FLG) derived from re-exfoliation of expanded graphite and Sn02 and ZnO-T nano structures via sonication and centrifugation. The resultant composites structures were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, Scanning electron microscope (SEM), High resolution transmission electron microscope (HRTEM) and Photoluminescence spectroscopy. The XRD studies reveal crystallographic phases of all the three compounds exist in nanocomposite. The SEM demonstrated SnO2 and ZnO-T were uniformly distributed with few layer graphene (FLG). HRTEM micrograph reveals SnO2 and ZnO-T were incorporated in between graphene layers and resultant nanocomposites have advantages of both micro and nanostructures. All three types of nanocomposites were fascinating morphological structures which altered both optical absorbance and photoluminescence properties. The initial investigation suggests that all metal oxide graphene nanostructure composites well responding as humidity sensor in different humidity environment.

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Subjects: Materials Science
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Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 08:21
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URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/2718

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