Materials combining reduced graphene oxide (rGO) from coconut shells and commercial ZnO have been synthesized by dry-mixing in weight ratio of 1:2, 2:2, and 3:2. For photoluminesence (PL) characterization, the solutions with concentration of rGO/ZnO in aquadest up to 0.003 mg/mL were prepared. The absorbing photon energy by the samples at wavelength 280-426 nm (ultraviolet-purple) has induced electron transition to conduction band. Further, the returning electron to valence band was followed by photon emission at wavelength of 530-880 nm (green-infrared). The PL intensity was observed to drastically enhance with increasing content of rGO in the solution by 252.5%, 285.0% and 291.3% for the corresponding samples compared to the solution containing pure ZnO. The rGO/ZnO materials exhibit higher absorbance with wider wavelength range, and therefore can potentially be used as solar energy absorbing materials to enhance the efficiency of solar cell.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 20 May 2017|
|Event||3rd International Conference on Functional Materials Science 2016, ICFMS 2016 - Sanur-Bali, Indonesia|
Duration: 19 Oct 2016 → 20 Oct 2016