Synthesis of graphene decorated with silver nanoparticles by simultaneous reduction of graphene oxide and silver ions with glucose
Date of Issue2013
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
A green and efficient approach for the synthesis of graphene decorated with silver nanoparticles is demonstrated by simultaneously reducing both graphene oxide (GO) sheets and silver ions with glucose as the reducing agent and poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) (PVP) as the surface modifier. Different silver-containing materials are obtained by changing the synthesis temperature. The oxygen-containing groups of the substrate influence its decoration with the in situ formed silver nanoparticles. The combination of glucose and a silver–ammonia solution, as well as maintaining a good dispersion of GO by using PVP are crucial for the decoration of graphene with silver nanoparticles. The materials exhibit a distinct surface-enhanced Raman scattering effect.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering