Selective growth of inorganic nanomaterials on an oxidized graphene scaffold

Bhupendra K. Sharma, Boyoon Choi, Jyoti Singh, Jibeom Yoo, Byungkwon Lim, Jong Hyun Ahn

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A low-temperature solution method was proposed for the site-selective growth of ZnO nanorods (NRs) and Au nanoparticles by making use of the wettability contrast of a graphene/graphene oxide (G/GO) template. Au nanoparticles were found to nucleate and grow selectively over a GO area of the G/GO template. ZnO NRs selectively grew on graphene regions of the template without growing the seeds required for selective growth. We demonstrated diode-like and field emission behaviors of the ZnO NRs selectively grown on a G/GO template, which showed good optical, electrical, and mechanical properties. These materials are potential candidates for the large-scale fabrication of flexible electrical and optical nano-devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-325
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Basic Research Program (2012R1A2A1A03006049 and 2009-0083540) and Global Frontier Research Center for Advanced Soft Electronics (2013M3A6A5073170) through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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