High Energy Chemistry

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 57–61

Photoreduction of graphite oxide

  • V. A. Smirnov
  • A. A. Arbuzov
  • Yu. M. Shul’ga
  • S. A. Baskakov
  • V. M. Martynenko
  • V. E. Muradyan
  • E. I. Kresova
Nanostructured Systems and Materials

DOI: 10.1134/S0018143911010176

Cite this article as:
Smirnov, V.A., Arbuzov, A.A., Shul’ga, Y.M. et al. High Energy Chem (2011) 45: 57. doi:10.1134/S0018143911010176

Abstract

The photoreduction of graphite oxide (GO) films and solutions by UV light was studied. The electrical resistance of a GO film decreases upon irradiation by more than an order of magnitude. The threshold of photoreduction was determined to be 3.2 eV. The photoreduction is accompanied by an increase in absorption in the visible spectral region, and the CO, CO2, O2, and H2O molecules were found in the gas phase above the irradiated GO film.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Smirnov
    • 1
  • A. A. Arbuzov
    • 1
  • Yu. M. Shul’ga
    • 1
  • S. A. Baskakov
    • 1
  • V. M. Martynenko
    • 1
  • V. E. Muradyan
    • 1
  • E. I. Kresova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Problems of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovka, Moscow oblastRussia

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