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Robust, directed assembly of fluorescent nanodiamonds

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Abstract

Arrays of fluorescent nanoparticles are highly sought after for applications in sensing, nanophotonics and quantum communications. Here we present a simple and robust method of assembling fluorescent nanodiamonds into macroscopic arrays. Remarkably, the yield of this directed assembly process is greater than 90% and the assembled patterns withstand ultra-sonication for more than three hours. The assembly process is based on covalent bonding of carboxyl to amine functional carbon seeds and is applicable to any material, and to non-planar surfaces. Our results pave the way to directed assembly of sensors and nanophotonics devices.

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The article was received on 08 Jul 2016, accepted on 06 Oct 2016 and first published on 07 Oct 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6NR05419F
Citation: Nanoscale, 2016,8, 18032-18037
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    Robust, directed assembly of fluorescent nanodiamonds

    M. Kianinia, O. Shimoni, A. Bendavid, A. W. Schell, S. J. Randolph, M. Toth, I. Aharonovich and C. J. Lobo, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 18032
    DOI: 10.1039/C6NR05419F

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