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Patterning and photoluminescence of CdS nanocrystallites on silk fibroin fiber

Han, Jie and Su, Huilan and Dong, Qun and Zhang, Di and Ma, Xiaoxiao and Zhang, Chunfu (2009) Patterning and photoluminescence of CdS nanocrystallites on silk fibroin fiber. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12 (1). pp. 347-356. ISSN 1388-0764 (Print) 1572-896X (Online)


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CdS nanocrystallites could be formed and assembled into nanoparticle strings and hexagons on natural silk fibroin fiber (SFF) through a room-temperature bio-inspired process. Herein, the biomaterial SFF served as reactive substrate, not only provides the in situ formation sites for CdS nanocrystallites, but also directs the arrangement of nanocrystalline CdS simultaneously. The photoluminescence (PL) of the resulting nanocomposites CdS/SFF is investigated extensively. The PL peaks observed from CdS nanoparticle strings are similar to those of separate CdS nanoparticles, corresponding to the band-edge emission of their individual building blocks (QD-CdS). Moreover, CdS nanoparticle hexagons perform a red-shifted and broadened emission peak. Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s11051-009-9622-1) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Chalcogenides - Nanostructures - Chemical synthesis - Photoluminescence spectroscopy - Bio-inspired - Quantum dots
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
Physical Science > Quantum phenomena
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Physical Science > Photonics
ID Code:8115
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:12 Mar 2010 15:52
Last Modified:27 Jan 2011 05:18

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