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Carbon quantum dots: synthesis, properties and applications

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Abstract

Carbon quantum dots (CQDs, C-dots or CDs), which are generally small carbon nanoparticles (less than 10 nm in size) with various unique properties, have found wide use in more and more fields during the last few years. In this feature article, we describe the recent progress in the field of CQDs, focusing on their synthetic methods, size control, modification strategies, photoelectric properties, luminescent mechanism, and applications in biomedicine, optronics, catalysis and sensor issues.

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The article was received on 13 May 2014, accepted on 16 Jun 2014 and first published on 17 Jun 2014


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4TC00988F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014,2, 6921-6939
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    Carbon quantum dots: synthesis, properties and applications

    Y. Wang and A. Hu, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 6921
    DOI: 10.1039/C4TC00988F

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