By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Luminescence. According to news originating from Xiamen, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Optically tunable carbon dots (CDs) were fabricated through a simple one-step microwave-assisted procedure. These carbonaceous nanoparticles exhibited tunable emission under a single wavelength excitation, controllable size without any tedious separation process and stabilities towards photobleaching and high ionic strength."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Xiamen University, "The effects of size difference and surface property on the fluorescence behaviors of CDs were explored through a post-reduction/oxidation method. Experimental results also demonstrated the fluorescence of CDs could be tuned when exposed to H2O2/AcOH solutions. Moreover, the use of as-synthesized CDs as a chemical sensor for the quantification of hypochlorous acid (HClO) has been preliminarily tested, showing high sensitivity and selectivity towards HClO over other common ions."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The superior optical properties would enable the use of CDs in multiplexed optical coding of biomolecules, light-emitting devices and biological applications."
For more information on this research see: Carbon dots with tunable emission, controllable size and their application for sensing hypochlorous acid. Journal of Luminescence, 2014;151():100-105. Journal of Luminescence can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Luminescence - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505700)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Z.X. Huang, Xiamen University, Coll Chem & Chem Engn, Key Lab Analyt Sci, Xiamen 361005, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include F. Lin, M. Hu, C.X. Li, T. Xu, C. Chen and X.Q. Guo (see also Luminescence).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Xiamen, Chemicals, Chemistry, Luminescence, Hypochlorous Acid, People's Republic of China
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