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Graphene-Anchored p-Type CuBO2 Nanocrystals for a Transparent Cold Cathode

Santra, S and Das, NS and Besra, N and Banerjee, D and Chattopadhyay, Kalyan Kumar (2017) Graphene-Anchored p-Type CuBO2 Nanocrystals for a Transparent Cold Cathode. In: LANGMUIR, 33 (38). pp. 9961-9971.

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CuBO2 nanostructures were synthesized by employing a low-cost hydrothermal technique to combine into the CuBO2-RGO nanocomposite for the first time using chemically prepared graphene sheets. The nanohybrid samples were characterized for structural information using X-ray diffraction (XRD) that revealed the proper crystalline phase formation of CuBO2 unaltered by composite formation with graphene. Raman spectroscopic studies were employed to confirm the presence of graphene. A morphological study with field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) suggested the proper wrapping of RGO sheets over CuBO2 nanocubes. Moreover, the close proximity of lattice planes of CuBO2 and RGO to each other was observed in high-resolution TEM studies that were correlated with the Raman spectroscopic studies. Finally, the samples were characterized to study the field emission (FE) properties of the same using a laboratory-made high-vacuum field-emission setup. Finite-element-based theoretical simulation studies were carried out to explain and compare the field emission properties with the experimental results. The FE properties of the composite samples were found to be tuned by the nature of wrapping the RGO sheets over the CuBO2 nanocubes, which was typically dependent upon the spiky morphology of the nanocubes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: LANGMUIR
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2017 06:18
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 07:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/58054

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