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Article – Journal of Nanoscience and Technology

Journal of Nanoscience and Technology, Volume 4,Issue 5,2018 Pages 508-510

Facile Synthesis of Graphene Based ZnO Nanocomposite
P. Geetha, E. Sai Ram, N. Anasuya, P. Sarita*


Graphene is one of the best conductive materials for developing nanocomposites due to its outstanding electronic properties. Graphene is developed by modified Hummers’ method. Zinc oxide (ZnO) based composites were developed by using different weight percentages (0.1%, 0.5% and 1%) as reinforcement. To enhance the dispersion of graphene in ZnO matrix the synthesis was processed by ultrasonication process. The obtained graphene oxide, ZnO and composites were characterized by X-ray diffractometer (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) techniques for structural information, band analysis and surface morphology respectively. The proposed nanocomposites were developed by varying loading percentages 0.1%, 0.5% and 1% weight of graphene. These materials are used in various applications like varistors, energy storage, sensors, super capacitors and so on.

Keywords: Graphene; ZnO; Nanocomposite;