23 to 0.24 nm which related to the (111) plane of face-centered cubic (fcc) Ag. Furthermore, the SAED patterns of Ag/rGO nanocomposites 4C and 8C showed the characteristic rings selleck products for the (111), (200), (220), and (311) planes of fcc Ag. For Ag/rGO nanocomposite 1C, the characteristic rings for the (220) and (311) planes of fcc Ag were not significant, probably due to the less Ag content. The EDX analysis of Ag/rGO nanocomposite 8C is indicated in Figure 1g. The presence of Ag confirmed the deposition of Ag nanoparticles. As
for the signal of Cu, it was from the copper grid. Furthermore, to confirm the composition, the Ag Vactosertib solubility dmso content of Ag/rGO nanocomposites was also determined by AAS. The weight percentages of Ag in the Ag/rGO nanocomposites 1C, 4C, and 8C were determined to be 37.4%, 69.6%, and 91.6%, respectively. These results revealed that the average size and content of Ag nanoparticles
could be controlled by adjusting the cycle number of microwave irradiation. Figure 1 TEM and HRTEM images of Ag/rGO nanocomposites. 1C (a, b), 4C (c, d), and 8C (e, f). The insets indicate the SAED patterns. (g) The EDX spectrum of Ag/rGO nanocomposite 8C. The UV-Vis absorption spectra of Ag/rGO nanocomposites 1C, 4C, and 8C were shown in Figure 2a, in which MDV3100 the spectra of GO and rGO were also indicated for comparison. The spectrum of GO exhibited the characteristic peaks at 233 and 300 nm, which related to the absorption of C-C and C = O bonds, respectively [36, 37].
The characteristic peak of rGO in this work was observed at 260 nm, which was slightly lower than the characteristic peak of highly reduced GO (approximately 268 nm) . This result demonstrated the partial reduction of GO in this work. The successful deposition of Ag nanoparticles on the rGO surface was confirmed by the peaks around 447 nm. With increasing the cycle number of microwave irradiation, the surface plasmon resonance (SPR) bands were redshifted and broadened due to the larger size and aggregation of Ag nanoparticles. This might be due to the substrate effect and the increase in the surface coverage of rGO by Ag nanoparticles [38, 39]. Figure 2 UV-Vis spectra (a) and XRD patterns (b) of GO, rGO, and Ag/rGO nanocomposites 1C, 4C, and 8C. The XRD patterns of GO, rGO, and Ag/rGO nanocomposite 1C, check details 4C, and 8C were shown in Figure 2b. The sharp peak at 2θ = 10.56° was due to the (001) plane of GO. However, this peak was not observed in the other XRD patterns, revealing GO has been reduced to rGO. For the XRD patterns of Ag/rGO nanocomposites 4C and 8C, the characteristic peaks at 2θ = 38.42°, 44.62°, 64.72°, and 77.68° related to the (111), (200), (220), and (311) planes of fcc Ag, respectively, confirming the formation of Ag nanoparticles on rGO. Nevertheless, for Ag/rGO nanocomposite 1C, only the (111) plane of Ag could be found easily. This might be due to the less Ag content. Figure 3 shows the C1s XPS spectra of GO and Ag/rGO nanocomposites 1C, 4C, and 8C.