Spectroscopic and electronic properties of polyallylamine functionalized graphene oxide films

Research paper by Pooja Saini, Manjri Singh; Surinder P. Singh; Ajit K. Mahapatro

Indexed on: 01 Jun '18Published on: 28 May '18Published in: Vacuum


Publication date: August 2018 Source:Vacuum, Volume 154 Author(s): Pooja Saini, Manjri Singh, Surinder P. Singh, Ajit K. Mahapatro Functionalization of polyallylamine (PAA) on graphene oxide (GO) surface is demonstrated using the optical spectroscopic measurements. The disappearance of C-OH and C-O vibrational modes of GO, and appearance of new N-H peak in the Fourier transform infrared spectra of PAA, indicates the chemical interaction of GO with PAA to form GO-PAA composite. The optical behavior of GO-PAA composite recorded through the UV-Vis absorption and photoluminescence for different optical excitations show individual properties of GO and PAA. The enhanced electrical conductivity through GO-PAA thin film based aluminum (Al)/GO-PAA/indium-tin-oxide (ITO) device structure is attributed to the reduction of GO sheets after functionalization with PAA.