Singh, Neelam and Ansari, J R and Pal, Mrinal and Das, Avik and Sen, Debasis and Chattopadhyay, Dipankar and Datta, Anindya (2021) Enhanced blue photoluminescence of cobalt-reduced graphene oxide hybrid material and observation of rare plasmonic response by tailoring morphology. Applied Physics A-Materials Science & Processing, 127 (7). Art No-568. ISSN 0947-8396

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Co-RGO nanocomposites are known to show interesting properties suitable for various applications. However, its use in the vital field of plasmonic nanocomposites is restricted as Co nanoparticles have high damping and dielectric loss. In this work, we have demonstrated a simple synthetic way to produce water-dispersible shape variant Co-reduced graphene oxide (RGO) hybrid nanocomposites, which can overcome those barriers and delineate two plasmonic peaks. Prepared multifunctional optical materials show both UV and visible range of plasmonic responses of Co NPs. While the single domain Co NPs show spin-up channel based sharp plasmonic peak in the UV range, the larger particles introduce shape-dependent enhancement of the excitation independent blue photoluminescence of graphene oxide (GO). Usually, due to their different size regime, it is not possible to see both UV and visible range plasmonic responses of Co NPs simultaneously. The variation of the Co particle size was deliberate to achieve multifunctionality. Shape-induced enhancement in the PL spectrum and decoration of plasmonic metal NPs are achieved. TEM micrographs of hybrids confirm the decoration of different shapes of Co nanoparticles on RGO sheets. The size distribution of the nanoparticles in the composites was quantified using two complementary techniques; SAXS/SANS and TEM. Scattering revealed the alteration of RGO agglomeration with the incorporation of differently shaped nanoparticles. Prepared hybrid nanocomposite having both the responses could be promising in magnetoplasmonics, GMR- and doping-based optoelectronics.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2021 06:32
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2021 06:32

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