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Conductive Photoswitchable Vanadium Oxide Nanopaper based on Bacterial Cellulose

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  • Junkal Gutierrez,

    1. Group ‘Materials+Technologies', Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Polytechnical School, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Pza. Europe 1, Donostia-San Sebastián, 20018 (Spain), Fax: (+34)  94017140
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  • Dr. Susana C. M. Fernandes,

    1. Group ‘Materials+Technologies', Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Polytechnical School, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Pza. Europe 1, Donostia-San Sebastián, 20018 (Spain), Fax: (+34)  94017140
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  • Prof. Iñaki Mondragon,

    1. Group ‘Materials+Technologies', Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Polytechnical School, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Pza. Europe 1, Donostia-San Sebastián, 20018 (Spain), Fax: (+34)  94017140
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  • Dr. Agnieszka Tercjak

    Corresponding author
    1. Group ‘Materials+Technologies', Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Polytechnical School, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Pza. Europe 1, Donostia-San Sebastián, 20018 (Spain), Fax: (+34)  94017140
    • Group ‘Materials+Technologies', Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Polytechnical School, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Pza. Europe 1, Donostia-San Sebastián, 20018 (Spain), Fax: (+34)  94017140
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Abstract

A bacterial cellulose mat was used as a template for the fabrication of conductive photoswitchable hybrid nanopaper by the incorporation of sol-gel synthesized vanadium nanoparticles. The resulting nanopaper, prepared through a green pathway, was able to photoinduce a reversible color change. Conductive properties at the nano- and macroscales were confirmed by electrostatic force microscopy and semiconductor analysis measurements, respectively.

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