Electrical conductivity and surface area of silver nanoparticle/graphene hybrid

Yue Zhang, Shiren Wang, Kun Zhang, Jingjing Qiu, Marauo Davis, Louisa J. Hope-Weeks

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Abstract

Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs)/graphene hybrid of different Ag NPs content were successfully synthesized by decorating silver on exfoliated graphene layers through a simultaneous thermal reduction of graphene oxide and silver ions. Nitrogen adsorption/desorption analyses and electrical conductivity test were carried out to study the influence of different silver content on the properties of Ag NPs/graphene hybrid. It is found that when the content of Ag NPs is high, the nanoparticles can facilitate the exfoliation of graphene and inhibit its restacking, resulting a larger surface area. And with a different content of Ag NPs, the electrical conductivity was increased by a different percentage (up to 250%). This study provides a fundamental study of the synthesis of Ag NPs/graphene hybrid, which gives a good guidance on tuning the properties of metal/graphene properties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAMPE Tech 2011 Conference and Exhibition
Subtitle of host publicationDeveloping Scalable Materials and Processes for Our Future
StatePublished - 2011
EventSAMPE Tech 2011 Conference and Exhibition: Developing Scalable Materials and Processes for Our Future - Fort Worth, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 17 2011Oct 20 2011

Publication series

NameInternational SAMPE Technical Conference

Conference

ConferenceSAMPE Tech 2011 Conference and Exhibition: Developing Scalable Materials and Processes for Our Future
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth, TX
Period10/17/1110/20/11

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    Zhang, Y., Wang, S., Zhang, K., Qiu, J., Davis, M., & Hope-Weeks, L. J. (2011). Electrical conductivity and surface area of silver nanoparticle/graphene hybrid. In SAMPE Tech 2011 Conference and Exhibition: Developing Scalable Materials and Processes for Our Future (International SAMPE Technical Conference).