Synthesis and characterisation of VG nanosheets on silica aerogel by plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition method

Synthesis and characterisation of VG nanosheets on silica aerogel by plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition method

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Vertical graphene (VG) nanosheets are directly grown on silica aerogel and silicon substrate (100) by plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition process in the presence of hydrogen as a reducing agent at atmospheric pressure at 800°C. The physiochemical properties of the nanohybrid were thoroughly characterised by Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The presence of full wave half maximum of D, G and D′ indicates VG nanowalls. The height (≅50 nm) of the VG nanowalls were confirmed by SEM and Raman spectroscopy but AFM reveals it as ≅ 15 nm. Surface and cross-sectional SEM show the uniform distribution of vertical growth of nanowalls and the AFM revealed surface morphology of VG nanowalls.


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