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Optical properties and electron dynamics in carbon nanodots
Author(s): Xiaoming Wen; Shujuan Huang; Gavin Conibeer; Santosh Shrestha; Pyng Yu; Yon-Rui Toh; Jau Tang
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Paper Abstract

Carbon nanodots (CNDs) have emerged as fascinating materials with exceptional electronic and optical properties, and thus they offer promising applications in photonics, photovoltaics and photocatalysis. Herein we study the optical properties and electron dynamics in CNDs using steady state and time-resolved spectroscopy. The photoluminescence (PL) is determined to originate from both core and surface. The massive surface fluorophores result in a broad spectral fluorescence. In addition to various synthesis techniques, it is demonstrated that the PL of CNDs can be extended from the blue to the near infrared by thermal assisted growth. Directional electron transfer was observed as fast as femtosecond in CND-graphene oxide nanocomposites from CND into graphene oxide. These results suggest CNDs can be promising in many applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8923, Micro/Nano Materials, Devices, and Systems, 89231L (7 December 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2035308
Show Author Affiliations
Xiaoming Wen, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Shujuan Huang, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Gavin Conibeer, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Santosh Shrestha, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Pyng Yu, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Yon-Rui Toh, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
Jau Tang, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8923:
Micro/Nano Materials, Devices, and Systems
James Friend; H. Hoe Tan, Editor(s)

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