We demonstrate the formation of a photoinduced charge transfer composite with graphene oxide (GO) and ferrocene (Fc) molecules. Derived insulating GO was partially reduced to improve the conductivity and modified with the Fc molecules. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), elemental mapping, X-ray photoelectron and UV-visible spectroscopy studies confirm that the Fc molecules were well grafted to the surface of a GO sheet. Photoresponsivity of the prepared GO-Fc composite was investigated by fabricating a metal/GO-Fc/metal device. The fabricated device shows enhanced current density under light illumination, suggesting a photo-induced charge transfer process in the developed GO-Fc composite.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry