Synthesis and characterization of Graphene/Zinc Oxide Nanocomposites

Nurettin Sezer, Adnan Ali, Muataz Atieh, Muammer Koç

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This study investigates the synthesis and characterization of graphene/zinc oxide nanocomposites. Wet impregnation method was employed for the synthesis. Firstly, graphene nanoplatelets and zinc nitrate hexahydrate were concurrently dispersed in ethanol and subjected to sonication for 1 h. Then, the dispersion was put in a furnace at 70 .C overnight. The paste was then collected and heated further up to 400 .C in air for a duration of 4 h. The process was proceeded to yield insoluble nanocomposites. The synthesis was followed by characterization of the nanocomposite samples by Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA). The XRD pattern revealed the presence of ZnO crystals and graphene. The FESEM images showed that ZnO crystals with average particle size of 30 nm are uniformly distributed on graphene surfaces. According to the TGA result, the content of nanocomposites is in good agreement with the materials used during synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeat Transfer and Thermal Engineering
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858431
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2017 - Tampa, United States
Duration: 3 Nov 20179 Nov 2017


OtherASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2017
CountryUnited States


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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Sezer, N., Ali, A., Atieh, M., & Koç, M. (2017). Synthesis and characterization of Graphene/Zinc Oxide Nanocomposites. In Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering (Vol. 8). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).