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Research & Development in Material Science

Sensing Formaldehyde Using Graphene Oxide as Sensing Material

  • Open or CloseMurthy Chavali1*, Srinivasan K1 and Ren Jang Wu2

    1 Department of Materials Science, MCETRC, India

    2 Department of Applied Chemistry, Providence University, Taiwan

    *Corresponding author:Murthy Chavali, Department of Materials Science, MCETRC, Tenali, Guntur-522201, Andhra Pradesh, India, Tel: 09642878182; Email:chavaliM@gmail.com

Submission: April 01, 2018Published: July 26, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2018.06.000660

ISSN : 2576-8840
Volume7 Issue2

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In the current study, we have experimentally and comparatively investigated and compared malignant human cancer cells and tissues before and after irradiating of synchrotron radiation using Deep–Level Transient Spectroscopy and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS). Malignant human cancer cells and tissues have gradually transformed to benign human cancer cells and tissues under synchrotron radiation with the passage of time (Figure 1 & 2) [1–141].Nanomaterials have been widely used in analytical chemistry as chemical sensor and biosensor materials. Graphene, a kind of nanomaterial, has attracted attention increasingly since it was isolated in 2004 showing promising applications in scientific and technological fields owing to its novel properties such as electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties. Graphene and its derivatives including graphene oxide (GO) have attracted everincreasing attention in recent years as a novel class of 2D carbon-based nanomaterials with the promise of a range of applications. GO has large surface area, excellent conductivity, good chemical stability and easy fabrication; in combination makes GO the paramount materials in the fields of sensors. A graphene oxide (GO) based formaldehyde sensor to detect at room temperature was developed. Graphene oxide was synthesised by modified Hummers method. FT-IR spectra of the graphene oxide revealed these -OH and -COOH functional groups were formed on the graphene surface. XRD patterns also showed the formation of graphene oxide material. The p-type semiconductor sensing material of GO was performed and at room working temperature. It was tested as 10 to 50ppm HCHO concentrations for GO, and the sensor response was raised from 2.11 to 6.98. Using Material Studio 4.3 software, the adsorption phenomena were explained to the HCHO sensing property.

Keywords: HCHO sensor; Graphene oxide; Formaldehyde; Adsorption; Desorption

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