International Journal of Material Science and Research

ISSN: 2638-1559


International Conference on Materials Science and Research
November 16-18, 2017 Dubai, UAE

Preparation of Fe2O3 / Graphene Composite for IR Shielding

A. Malolepszy*, M. Mazurkiewicz-Pawlicka and L. Stobinski

Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

DOI: 10.18689/2638-1559.a1.003

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Inorganic nanocrystals attract great interest due to their unique physical properties and immense potential for applications. In particular, magnetic nanocrystals offer exciting opportunities for technologies on the interfaces between chemistry, physics, biology, and medicine. The aim ofour research was investigation of the influence of preparation conditions on the magnetic properties of iron oxide/graphene composites. Graphene oxide (GO) were prepared via modified Hummerʼs method. Iron oxide nanoparticles deposited on the graphene surface were prepared bysol-gel methodunder different conditions e.g. pH, temperature, time. The obtained composites were characterizedby: i) X-ray diffraction (XRD) ∇ to determine the average size of crystallites and the phase composition, ii) electron microscopy (SEM/STEM) ∇ for imaging the metal oxide distributionon the surface of graphene flakes, iii) thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA) ∇ for determining the thermal stability and percentage content of graphene and metal oxides. Absorption of IR radiation were measured using FT-IR spectrometer in the range of 400 ∇ 7000 cm-1.

Keywords: graphene oxide, nanocomposites, metal oxide, IR shielding