Preparation and Characterization of Three Dimensional Graphene

Three dimensional (3D) graphene has applications as adsorbents as well as electrodes for capacitive deionisation. It is formed by reduction of graphene oxide where three dimensional structure is formed by self-assembly of reduced graphene sheets. In this work, the following aspects will be studied: 

(i) dynamics of formation of 3D graphene from graphene oxide

(ii) shape and surface area of the resulting structure

(iii) strength of the 3D graphene network 

(iv) incorporation of silver nanoparticles for applications such as disinfection of water