Probing the interaction of ionic liquids with graphene using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy. Office of Science, 2015.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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- pages 585-590 : digital, PDF file
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- Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Science
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- We report an in situ measurement of the interaction of an imidazolium-based room temperature ionic liquid with both pure silver and a graphene-over-silver electrode under an applied electrochemical potential. At a negative applied potential, overall signal intensity increased indicating enhanced ionic liquid concentration at both silver and graphene electrodes. Vibrational modes associated with the imidazolium ring exhibited greater intensity enhancements and larger peak shifts compared with the anion indicating that the cation adsorbs with the ring and alkyl chain parallel to the electrode surface for both silver and graphene. In contrast to the silver, the surface enhanced Raman spectra of the ionic liquid near graphene showed shifts in the cation peaks even at no applied potential because of the strong π–π interaction between the ionic liquid and the graphene. Furthermore, the intensity of the graphene peak decreased in the presence of ionic liquid possibly due to the interaction between the ionic liquid and graphene. In conclusion, these results illustrate the effectiveness of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy to investigate electrolyte interactions with graphene at the liquid/electrode interface.
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Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 47 5 ISSN 0377-0486 AM
Shannon Mark Mahurin; Sheng Dai; Sumedh P. Surwade; Marcos Crespo.
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