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Fluorescent materials-based information storage

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The third industrial revolution has brought mankind into the information age. The development of information storage materials has played a key role in this transformation. Such materials have seen use in many application areas, including computing, logistics, and medicine. Information storage materials run the gamut from magnetic information storage media to molecular-based information storage materials. Among these, fluorescent-based information storage materials are of particular interest due to their unique properties, including an ability to store information with high levels of security, maintain mechanical stability, and respond to appropriately chosen external stimuli. In this review, we focus on recent advances involving the preparation and study of fluorescent materials-based information storage codes. For organisational purposes, these codes are treated according to the dimensionality of the code system in question, namely 1D-, 2D-, and 3D-type codes. The present review is designed to provide a succinct summary of what has been accomplished in the area, while outlining existing challenges and noting directions for future development.

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The article was received on 02 Oct 2019, accepted on 20 Nov 2019 and first published on 21 Nov 2019

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C9QM00607A
Mater. Chem. Front., 2020, Advance Article

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    Fluorescent materials-based information storage

    H. Wang, X. Ji, Z. A. Page and J. L. Sessler, Mater. Chem. Front., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9QM00607A

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