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Plasmonic effect of gold nanoparticles in organic solar cells
Light trapping, due to the embedding of metallic nanoparticles, has been shown to be beneficial for a better photoabsorption in organic solar cells. Researchers in plasmonics and in the organicExpand
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Reduction of functionalized graphite oxides by trioctylphosphine in non-polar organic solvents
Graphene, functionalized with oleylamine (OA) and soluble in non-polar organic solvents, was produced on a large scale with a high yield by combining the Hummers process for graphite oxidation, anExpand
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High performance all-carbon thin film supercapacitors
We fabricated high performance supercapacitors by using all carbon electrodes, with volume energy in the order of 10−3 Whcm−3, comparable to Li-ion batteries, and power densities in the range of 10Expand
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Enhanced photoconduction of free-standing ZnO nanowire films by L-lysine treatment.
Flexible paper-like ZnO nanowire films are fabricated and the effect of L-lysine passivation of the nanowire surfaces on improving the UV photoresponse is studied. We prepare three types of nanowiresExpand
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Electrochemically exfoliated graphene for electrode films: effect of graphene flake thickness on the sheet resistance and capacitive properties.
We present an electrochemical exfoliation method to produce controlled thickness graphene flakes by ultrasound assistance. Bilayer graphene flakes are dominant in the final product by usingExpand
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Tailoring the visible photoluminescence of mass-produced ZnO nanowires
We have grown defect-rich ZnO nanowires on a large scale by the vapour phase reaction method without using any metal catalyst and vacuum system. The defects, including zinc vacancies, oxygenExpand
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Ultraviolet photodetection of flexible ZnO nanowire sheets in polydimethylsiloxane polymer
Summary ZnO nanowires are normally exposed to an oxygen atmosphere to achieve high performance in UV photodetection. In this work we present results on a UV photodetector fabricated using a flexibleExpand
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Graphene-based supercapacitor electrodes: Addressing challenges in mechanisms and materials
Electric double-layer supercapacitors are a class of energy storage device whose strengths are long lifespan and high power handling. They have a niche to fill in the gradual transition to fullyExpand
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Identification of dispersion-dependent hexagonal cavity modes of an individual ZnO nanonail
The hexagonal resonator characteristics of an individual ZnO-nanonail’s head were investigated via spatially resolved cathodoluminescence (CL) at room temperature. The positions of most of distinctExpand
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Synthesis and applications of carbon nanomaterials for energy generation and storage
Summary The world is facing an energy crisis due to exponential population growth and limited availability of fossil fuels. Over the last 20 years, carbon, one of the most abundant materials found onExpand
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