Learn More
A unique nanoarchitecture has been established involving polypyrrole (PPy) and graphene nanosheets by in situ polymerization. The structural aspect of the nanocomposite has been determined by Raman spectroscopy. Atomic force microscopy reveals that the thickness of the synthesized graphene is ∼ 2 nm. The dispersion of the nanometer-sized PPy has been(More)
A detailed overview towards the advancement of graphene based biosensors has been reviewed. The large surface area and excellent electrical conductivity of graphene allow it to act as an "electron wire" between the redox centers of an enzyme or protein and an electrode's surface. Rapid electron transfer facilitates accurate and selective detection of(More)
Efficient reduction of graphene oxide (GO) by chemical, thermal, electrochemical, and photo-irradiation techniques has been reviewed. Particular emphasis has been directed towards the proposed reduction mechanisms of GO by different reducing agents and techniques. The advantages of using different kinds of reducing agents on the basis of their availability,(More)
Detailed atomistic (united atoms) molecular dynamics simulations of several graphene based polymer (polyethylene, PE) nanocomposite systems have been performed. Systems with graphene sheets of different sizes have been simulated at the same graphene concentration (~3%). In addition, a periodic graphene layer (" infinite sheet ") has been studied. Results(More)
Water-dispersible graphene was prepared by reacting graphite oxide and 6-amino-4-hydroxy-2-naphthalenesulfonic acid (ANS). X-ray diffraction study showed that the basal reflection (002) peak of graphite oxide was absent in the ANS-functionalized graphene (ANS-G), indicating crystal layer delamination. Ultraviolet-visible spectral data were recorded to(More)
A chemical defect healing of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) was carried out via intramolecular cross-dehydrogenative coupling (ICDC) with FeCl3 at room temperature. The Raman intensity ratio of the G-band to the D-band, the IG/ID ratio, of the RGO was increased from 0.77 to 1.64 after the ICDC reaction. From XPS measurements, the AC=C/AC-C ratio, where the(More)
The design and development of cheap, highly active, and durable non-platinum (Pt)-based electrocatalysts for methanol electrooxidation is highly desirable, but is a challenging task. In this paper, we demonstrate the application of a hydrothermally synthesized NiCo₂O₄-reduced graphene oxide (RGO) composite as an electrocatalyst for the electrochemical(More)
In an effort to develop electrocatalysts associated with effective design, testing, and fabrication, novel porous gold-palladium nanoalloy network-supported graphene (AuPd@GR) nanohybrids were successfully synthesized via electroless deposition followed by a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method for the first time. The AuPd@GR nanohybrids were obtained as(More)
Highly conductive reduced graphene oxide (GO) polymer nanocomposites are synthesized by a well-organized in situ thermochemical synthesis technique. The surface functionalization of GO was carried out with aryl diazonium salt including 4-iodoaniline to form phenyl functionalized GO (I-Ph-GO). The thermochemically developed reduced GO (R-I-Ph-GO) has five(More)