Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 10, 2013
Previous Article Next Article

Focusing on luminescent graphenequantum dots: current status and future perspectives

Author affiliations

Abstract

To obtain graphene-based fluorescent materials, one of the effective approaches is to convert one-dimensional (1D) graphene to 0D graphene quantum dots (GQDs), yielding an emerging nanolight with extraordinary properties due to their remarkable quantum confinement and edge effects. In this review, the state-of-the-art knowledge of GQDs is presented. The synthetic methods were summarized, with emphasis on the top-down routes which possess the advantages of abundant raw materials, large scale production and simple operation. Optical properties of GQDs are also systematically discussed ranging from the mechanism, the influencing factors to the optical tunability. The current applications are also reviewed, followed by an outlook on their future and potential development, involving the effective synthetic methods, systematic photoluminescent mechanism, bandgap engineering, in addition to the potential applications in bioimaging, sensors, etc.

Graphical abstract: Focusing on luminescent graphene quantum dots: current status and future perspectives

Back to tab navigation

Article information


Submitted
27 Nov 2012
Accepted
07 Jan 2013
First published
10 Jan 2013

Nanoscale, 2013,5, 4015-4039
Article type
Review Article

Focusing on luminescent graphene quantum dots: current status and future perspectives

L. Li, G. Wu, G. Yang, J. Peng, J. Zhao and J. Zhu, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 4015 DOI: 10.1039/C3NR33849E

To request permission to reproduce material from this article, please go to the Copyright Clearance Center request page.

If you are an author contributing to an RSC publication, you do not need to request permission provided correct acknowledgement is given.

If you are the author of this article, you do not need to request permission to reproduce figures and diagrams provided correct acknowledgement is given. If you want to reproduce the whole article in a third-party publication (excluding your thesis/dissertation for which permission is not required) please go to the Copyright Clearance Center request page.

Read more about how to correctly acknowledge RSC content.


Social activity

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements