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Ultrabright fluorescent mesoporous silica particles

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Abstract

Recent self-assembly of ultra-bright fluorescent colloidal mesoporous (nanoporous) silica particles is highlighted. The particles can be up to two others of magnitude brighter than polymeric particles of comparable size assembled with quantum dots. Comparing with the maximum fluorescence of free dye in the same volume, the particles can show fluorescence which is higher by more than three orders of magnitude. We discuss the nature of the high brightness of these particles, existing problems, potential applications and prospects.

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The article was received on 04 Nov 2009, accepted on 12 Jan 2010, published on 11 Feb 2010 and first published online on 11 Feb 2010


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/B923135H
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 4247-4250
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    Ultrabright fluorescent mesoporous silica particles

    I. Sokolov and D. O. Volkov, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 4247
    DOI: 10.1039/B923135H

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