Characterization of graphene oxide reduced through chemical and biological processes

Abstract : The study of new materials for transparent electrodes or new heterojunctions made of 2D materials combinations is a very active research topic. Challenges to overcome are the modulation of the optoelectronic properties of such materials to achieve competitive photovoltaic devices. In this work, graphene oxide was reduced into graphene through different chemical (hydrazine, ultraviolet photocatalysis) and biological (microorganisms) processes. W e benchmarked the reduction efficiency by probing materials characteristics using various physical characterization techniques. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analyses were carried out to observe the effectiveness of the reduction processes through the sp2/sp3 content. In addition, the homogeneity of the reduction is investigated on micrometer scale sample with micro Raman mapping and extraction of the ID/IG ratio. Conductive-probe atomic force microscopy (CP-AFM) was employed to investigate the longitudinal conductivity of the different samples. The results show that hydrazine based reduction remains the most efficient. However, the bacterial procedure demonstrated partial reconstruction of the carbon network and reduced the amount of oxygenated functional groups.
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Mohamed Boutchich, Alexandre Jaffré, David Alamarguy, José Alvarez, A. Barras, et al.. Characterization of graphene oxide reduced through chemical and biological processes. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, IOP Publishing, 2013, 433 (1), pp.012001. ⟨10.1088/1742-6596/433/1/012001⟩. ⟨hal-00931274⟩

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