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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2013
  • pp: 962–964

Structural and optical characterization of Zn(OH)2 and its composites with graphite oxides

SM Z. Islam, Taposh Gayen, Alaa Moussawi, Lingyan Shi, Mykola Seredych, Teresa J. Bandosz, and Robert Alfano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 6, pp. 962-964 (2013)

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The optical properties of zinc (hydr)oxide and its porous composites with 2% and 5% graphite oxide (GO), thus forming ZnGO-2 and ZnGO-5, are investigated using reflectance spectroscopy and two-photon fluorescence (TPF) imaging. The bandgap energies for the Zn(OH)2, ZnGO-2, and ZnGO-5 samples are determined to be in the range between 2.88 and 3.60 eV. The size of light-emitting regions (from 4.5 to 45 μm) and pore size (from 20 to 255 μm) are measured using the TPF imaging technique.

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OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

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Original Manuscript: December 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2013
Published: March 14, 2013

SM Z. Islam, Taposh Gayen, Alaa Moussawi, Lingyan Shi, Mykola Seredych, Teresa J. Bandosz, and Robert Alfano, "Structural and optical characterization of Zn(OH)2and its composites with graphite oxides," Opt. Lett. 38, 962-964 (2013)

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