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The formation mechanism and fluorophores of carbon dots synthesized via a bottom-up route

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Abstract

Carbon dots (CDs) with incomparable optical properties have attracted extensive attention. However, some unclear issues remain, which has impeded the basic understanding and practical application of CDs. The formation process and chemical structure of CDs are critical factors for understanding their optical properties. In this review, recent progress in the formation and fluorophores of CDs is summarized and discussed, which draws a clear picture of related research and indicates a promising future for further studies.

Graphical abstract: The formation mechanism and fluorophores of carbon dots synthesized via a bottom-up route

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The article was received on 29 Aug 2019, accepted on 23 Oct 2019 and first published on 24 Oct 2019


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9QM00552H
Mater. Chem. Front., 2020, Advance Article

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    The formation mechanism and fluorophores of carbon dots synthesized via a bottom-up route

    D. Qu and Z. Sun, Mater. Chem. Front., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9QM00552H

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