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Carbon nanodots: synthesis, properties and applications

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Abstract

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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Submitted
17 Jul 2012
Accepted
28 Aug 2012
First published
29 Aug 2012

J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 24230-24253
Article type
Feature Article

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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