Spontaneous Formation of Gold Nanoparticles on Graphene by Galvanic Reaction through Graphene
- Spontaneous Formation of Gold Nanoparticles on Graphene by Galvanic Reaction through Graphene
- Park, Y.; Koo, J.Y.; Kim, S.; Choi, H.C.
- Date Issued
- AMER CHEMICAL SOC
- We demonstrate an effective and facile method for the deposition of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) on graphene by using spontaneous galvanic reaction. Despite the interest and importance of the hybrid structure of noble metal-deposited graphene has been considerably increased for its fundamental knowledge in chemical and physical sciences and for its various applications, the progress of this subject is very slow mainly because of the lack of synthetic methods for such structures, especially that are not free from chemical contamination and usage of complex and expensive equipment. Therefore, we developed a new method allowing chemically pure AuNPs/graphene hybrid structures employing galvanic reaction. The spontaneous galvanic reaction was derived from reductant/graphene/oxidant sandwich structures, such as Au ions/graphene/Ge wafer and Au ions/graphene/copper foil, by placing Au ion solution droplets on graphene transferred on a germanium wafer or as made graphene on Cu foil, respectively. According to scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy results, it was confirmed that AuNPs were successfully formed on the graphene surface. This result implies two important points. One is that the formation of pure AuNPs on graphene is possible without using other chemicals frequently required for conventional NP preparation. The other one is that it was experimentally demonstrated that there are electronic communications between the oxidant and reductant that are separated by graphene, through which electrons can pass freely.
- Article Type
- ACS OMEGA, vol. 4, no. 19, page. 18423 - 18427, 2019-11
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