Graphene/MxWO3 (M = Na, K) nanohybrids with excellent electrical properties

Bin Liu, Shu Yin, Xiaoyong Wu, Yuhua Wang, Yunfang Huang, Jihuai Wu, Tohru Sekino, Junichi Matsushita, Soo Wohn Lee, Makoto Kobayashi, Masato Kakihana, Tsugio Sato

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Graphene/MxWO3 (M = Na, K) nanocomposites with different weight ratios were successfully synthesized using MBH4 as a reducing agent in aqueous solution, followed by crystallization of amorphous precursors under calcination in H2 (5 vol.%)/N2 atmosphere at 600 °C. The coupled samples showed good shielding properties in NIR wavelength range together with certain visible lights transparency. The as-prepared tungsten bronze nanoparticles are homogeneously anchored on graphene sheets, and the graphene/tungsten bronze nanocomposite showed an enhanced electrical conductivity with good shielding properties in the NIR range together with certain visible lights transparency. With the increment of graphene amount in the composites, the contact between the graphene sheets was enhanced, and the MxWO3 might enhance the charge transport properties of graphene by generating the short conductive path for electrons over the remained oxygenated functional groups. The synergistic effects could be observed in the composites. When 5 wt.% or more graphene were composed into MxWO3, the hybrid composite showed the higher electrical conductivity than those of uncoupled graphene and tungsten bronze alone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-316
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 29


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