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Themed collection Carbon Dots

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Review Article

Recent advances and prospects of carbon dots in cancer nanotheranostics

This review summarizes and discusses the recent advances and future prospects of carbon dots as nanotheranostic agents for anticancer applications.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances and prospects of carbon dots in cancer nanotheranostics
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A review on the effects of carbon dots in plant systems

Carbon dots (CDs) have gained tremendous attention in agriculture. Herein, we summarize recent progress of the interaction between CDs and plant systems, mainly including plant growth, photosynthesis, resistance, etc.

Graphical abstract: A review on the effects of carbon dots in plant systems
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Spectroscopic studies of the optical properties of carbon dots: recent advances and future prospects

We highlight the recent advances and future prospects of the spectroscopic studies of the optical properties of carbon dots.

Graphical abstract: Spectroscopic studies of the optical properties of carbon dots: recent advances and future prospects
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Graphene quantum dots for energy storage and conversion: from fabrication to applications

We summarized the progress in the synthesis, doping and modification strategies of GQDs and the development and application of GQDs in energy storage and conversion devices.

Graphical abstract: Graphene quantum dots for energy storage and conversion: from fabrication to applications
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The formation mechanism and fluorophores of carbon dots synthesized via a bottom-up route

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.

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

Recent representative advances in the long-lived afterglow properties and applications of carbon dots are summarized and discussed.

Graphical abstract: Afterglow of carbon dots: mechanism, strategy and applications
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Carbon-based dots for electrochemiluminescence sensing

This review summarizes the recent development of ECL sensors based on carbon-based dots. Particularly, various analytical approaches involving metal ions, small molecules, proteins, nucleic acids and cells are thoroughly presented.

Graphical abstract: Carbon-based dots for electrochemiluminescence sensing
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Carbon dots: a booming material for biomedical applications

The synthesis, optical properties, and biomedical applications of CDs are summarized.

Graphical abstract: Carbon dots: a booming material for biomedical applications
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A new generation of energy storage electrode materials constructed from carbon dots

This review summarizes the recent progress in the design and preparation of multiple electrochemical energy storage devices utilizing carbon dots, and elaborates the positive effects of carbon dots on the resulting electrodes and devices.

Graphical abstract: A new generation of energy storage electrode materials constructed from carbon dots
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Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) paired carbon dot-based complex nanoprobes: versatile platforms for sensing and imaging applications

Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) paired carbon dot composite nanoprobes are studied as multi-functional platforms for sensing and imaging applications.

Graphical abstract: Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) paired carbon dot-based complex nanoprobes: versatile platforms for sensing and imaging applications
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Advances in the application of high pressure in carbon dots

The great accomplishments were achieved under high pressure, including piezochromic luminescence, capturing high pressure phase, and pressure-triggered aggregation-induced emission enhancement.

Graphical abstract: Advances in the application of high pressure in carbon dots
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Research Article

Microwave-assisted in situ large scale synthesis of a carbon dots@g-C3N4 composite phosphor for white light-emitting devices

A composite phosphor comprising carbon dots and g-C3N4 is prepared on a large scale through a green microwave assisted in situ heating method, and is used for fabrication of white LEDs with a power efficiency of up to 42 lm W−1.

Graphical abstract: Microwave-assisted in situ large scale synthesis of a carbon dots@g-C3N4 composite phosphor for white light-emitting devices
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Carbon quantum dots enhanced the activity for the hydrogen evolution reaction in ruthenium-based electrocatalysts

The Ru supported on Porphyra-CQDs exhibited better dispersibility and the highest activity compared with biomass Porphyra and Porphyra activated carbon owing to the strong coordination interactions between Ru and CQDs.

Graphical abstract: Carbon quantum dots enhanced the activity for the hydrogen evolution reaction in ruthenium-based electrocatalysts
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Microwave-assisted synthesis of nitrogen-rich carbon dots as effective fluorescent probes for sensitive detection of Ag+

Highly fluorescent N-dots are rationally designed and synthesized through microwave-assisted reaction of 2-azidoimidazole with glycerol crosslinker and are employed as an effective chemosensor for Ag+ analysis via the static quenching effect.

Graphical abstract: Microwave-assisted synthesis of nitrogen-rich carbon dots as effective fluorescent probes for sensitive detection of Ag+
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Carbonized polymer dots/TiO2 photonic crystal heterostructures with enhanced light harvesting and charge separation for efficient and stable photocatalysis

Carbonized polymer dots (CPDs) are introduced into TiO2 photonic crystals (PCs) to form CPD/PC heterostructures, which show enhanced light harvesting and charge separation and thus promoted photocatalytic performance.

Graphical abstract: Carbonized polymer dots/TiO2 photonic crystal heterostructures with enhanced light harvesting and charge separation for efficient and stable photocatalysis
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Zeolite-confined carbon dots: tuning thermally activated delayed fluorescence emission via energy transfer

CD@zeolite composites with tunable TADF emission via an energy transfer process between confined CDs.

Graphical abstract: Zeolite-confined carbon dots: tuning thermally activated delayed fluorescence emission via energy transfer
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Li4Ti5O12 quantum dot decorated carbon frameworks from carbon dots for fast lithium ion storage

Li4Ti5O12 quantum dots anchored on 3D carbon frameworks from carbon dots were designed and exhibited superior electrochemical lithium storage performance.

Graphical abstract: Li4Ti5O12 quantum dot decorated carbon frameworks from carbon dots for fast lithium ion storage
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BODIPY@carbon dot nanocomposites for enhanced photodynamic activity

BODIPY@carbon dot nanocomposites were made, which improved the solubility of BODIPY and enhanced the photodynamic activity.

Graphical abstract: BODIPY@carbon dot nanocomposites for enhanced photodynamic activity
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About this collection

Welcome to Materials Chemistry Frontiers themed collections on “Carbon dots”.

Considered as a potential candidate to replace organic dyes and inorganic quantum dots for many applications, carbon dots have received numerous attention and great achievements have been made. Despite various opportunities brought by carbon dots, there are big challenges because of their uncertain forming process and complicated surface groups. 

This web theme focuses on the latest progress and future perspectives in the exciting research on carbon dots including well-design structure for specific properties, photoluminescence mechanism and emerging applications. It provides perspectives on some critical issues and possible solutions, through some summarized views and valuable research findings.

Guest Editors: Bai Yang (Jilin University), Raz Jelinek (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) and Zhenhui Kang (Soochow University)

More articles will be added as soon as they are published.

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