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3D photoluminescent lanthanide-doped barium titanate structures synthesized by coating and shape-preserving reaction of complex-shaped bioorganic templates

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Abstract

Conformal, layer-by-layer, surface sol–gel coating and microwave hydrothermal reaction processing were combined for the first time to convert 3D bioorganic templates (butterfly scales) into photoluminescent Eu-doped BaTiO3 replicas. The use of such complex microscale structures as distinct photo-luminescent patterns for the labelling of documents or goods for tracking or anticounterfeiting purposes is demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: 3D photoluminescent lanthanide-doped barium titanate structures synthesized by coating and shape-preserving reaction of complex-shaped bioorganic templates

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The article was received on 07 Mar 2012, accepted on 31 Mar 2012 and first published on 03 Apr 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM31435E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 10435-10437
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    3D photoluminescent lanthanide-doped barium titanate structures synthesized by coating and shape-preserving reaction of complex-shaped bioorganic templates

    J. P. Vernon, N. Hobbs, Y. Cai, A. Lethbridge, P. Vukusic, D. D. Deheyn and K. H. Sandhage, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 10435
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM31435E

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