The preparation of a three dimensional terbium doped reduced graphene oxide aerogel with photoluminescence and paramagnetic properties†
A 3D reduced graphene oxide (rGO) material with good photoluminescence (PL) and magnetism properties was self-assembled using the hydrothermal method. The resultant material possessed a flower-like structure, which leads to a high surface area. To dehydrate the hydrogel for conservation, the sublimation process we use can effectively maintain the porosity as it uses the freeze drying method. Then, rGO was endowed with paramagnetism and green photoluminescence properties via the introduction of Tb ions, which also reinforces the significance of the building block. Finally, the coordination between Tb ions and the carbonyl was proven with photoluminescence excitation (PLE) spectra and the UV-vis absorption spectra, which are likely to offer an effective way to study the carbonyl compound.