Three-dimensional graphene foam (3D-GrFoam) is a highly porous structure and sustained lattice formed by graphene layers with sp(2) and sp(3) hybridized carbon. In this work, chemical vapor deposition (CVD)-grown 3D-GrFoam was nitrogen-doped and platinum functionalized using hydrothermal treatment with different reducing agents (i.e., urea, hydrazine, ammonia, and dihydrogen hexachloroplatinate (IV) hydrate, respectively). X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) survey showed that the most electrochemically active nitrogen-doped sample (GrFoam3N) contained 1.8 at % of N, and it exhibited a 172 mV dec(-1) Tafel plot associated with the Volmer-Heyrovsky hydrogen evolution (HER) mechanism in 0.1 M KOH. By the hydrothermal process, 0.2 at % of platinum was anchored to the graphene foam surface, and the resultant sample of GrFoamPt yielded a value of 80 mV dec(-1) Tafel associated with the Volmer-Tafel HER mechanism. Furthermore, Raman and infrared spectroscopy analysis, as well as scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were carried out to understand the structure of the samples.
2. Molecular scale biophysical methodologies for levo-thyroxine interaction with DNA
David, M; Enache, A; Moga, M; Florescu, M
JUL 2019, EUROPEAN BIOPHYSICS JOURNAL WITH BIOPHYSICS LETTERS, 48,