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Data on Particulate Science Reported by Researchers at Lomonosov Moscow State University

June 13, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Science have been published. According to news reporting out of Moscow, Russia, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "The synthesis of a new class of fluorescent carbon nanomaterials, carbon-dot-decorated nanodiamonds (CDD-ND), is reported. These CDD-NDs are produced by specific acid treatment of detonation soot, forming tiny rounded sp(2) carbon species (carbon dots), 1-2 atomic layers thick and 1-2 nm in size, covalently attached to the surface of the detonation diamond nanoparticles."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Lomonosov Moscow State University, "A combination of nanodiamonds bonded with a graphitic phase as a starting material and the application of graphite intercalated acids for oxidation of the graphitic carbon is necessary for the successful production of CDD-ND. The CDD-ND photoluminescence (PL) is stable, 20 times more intense than the intrinsic PL of well-purified NDs and can be tailored by changing the oxidation process parameters."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Carbon-dot-decorated DNDs are shown to be excellent probes for bioimaging applications and inexpensive additives for PL nanocomposites."

For more information on this research see: Carbon-Dot-Decorated Nanodiamonds. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 2014;31(5):580-590. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Particle & Particle Systems Characterization -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting O. Shenderova, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Dept. of Phys, Moscow 119991, Russia. Additional authors for this research include S. Hens, I. Vlasov, S. Turner, Y.G. Lu, G. Van Tendeloo, A. Schrand, S.A. Burikov and T.A. Dolenko (see also Science).

Keywords for this news article include: Moscow, Russia, Eurasia, Science

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