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Issue 31, 2012
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Upconversion fluorescent carbon nanodots enriched with nitrogen for light harvesting

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Abstract

Fluorescent nitrogen-enriched carbon nanodots (C-dots) of 1 to 3 nm were obtained through a one-pot reaction between melamine and glycerol. These C-dots show quantum yields up to 22% and a high two-photon absorption cross-section. The TiO2 based photoanode sensitized by these C-dots is capable of converting near IR photon energy to photocurrent.

Graphical abstract: Upconversion fluorescent carbon nanodots enriched with nitrogen for light harvesting

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The article was received on 15 Feb 2012, accepted on 18 Jun 2012 and first published on 20 Jun 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM30935A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 15522-15525
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    Upconversion fluorescent carbon nanodots enriched with nitrogen for light harvesting

    C. Wang, X. Wu, X. Li, W. Wang, L. Wang, M. Gu and Q. Li, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 15522
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM30935A

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