Chemical-free growth of metal nanoparticles on graphene oxide sheets under visible light irradiation

Gun Hee Moon, Hyoung Il Kim, Yongsoon Shin, Wonyong Choi

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In the presence of silver or gold ions, visible light irradiation (> 420 nm) induces the formation of metal nanoparticles on graphene (GO) sheets without the need of any chemical reducing reagents. GO sheets serve as not only a good substrate for dispersion of metal nanoparticles but also a self-reactive material itself for the photo-induced reduction of metal ions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2205-2207
Number of pages3
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Mar 14


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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