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Blue, green and red emissive silver nanoclusters formed in organic solvents

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Abstract

Strongly luminescent silver nanoclusters with tunable emission are directly synthesized in organic polar and apolar solvents. We show that an amphiphilic polystyrene-block-poly(methacrylic acid) block copolymer can be universally used as their support medium. A remarkable similarity in spectroscopic properties is observed between these clusters and charge-transfer organic dyes.

Graphical abstract: Blue, green and red emissive silver nanoclusters formed in organic solvents

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Submitted
16 Mar 2012
Accepted
28 Apr 2012
First published
04 May 2012

Nanoscale, 2012,4, 4434-4437
Article type
Communication

Blue, green and red emissive silver nanoclusters formed in organic solvents

I. Díez, M. I. Kanyuk, A. P. Demchenko, A. Walther, H. Jiang, O. Ikkala and R. H. A. Ras, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 4434
DOI: 10.1039/C2NR30642E

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