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Carbon nanodots: synthesis, properties and applications

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Carbon nanodots (C-dots) have generated enormous excitement because of their superiority in water solubility, chemical inertness, low toxicity, ease of functionalization and resistance to photobleaching. In this review, by introducing the synthesis and photo- and electron-properties of C-dots, we hope to provide further insight into their controversial emission origin (particularly the upconverted photoluminescence) and to stimulate further research into their potential applications, especially in photocatalysis, energy conversion, optoelectronics, and sensing.

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The article was received on 17 Jul 2012, accepted on 28 Aug 2012 and first published on 29 Aug 2012


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34690G
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 24230-24253
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    Carbon nanodots: synthesis, properties and applications

    H. Li, Z. Kang, Y. Liu and S. Lee, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 24230
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM34690G

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