Volume 87 Issue 40 | p. 37 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 5, 2009

Colorful Organic Nanocolloids

Confining discreet numbers of dye molecules in liquid crystals yields a colorful array of organic-based materials
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Nano SCENE
Keywords: liquid crystals, nanocolloids, fluorescence

Nanosized organic colloidal particles can fluoresce in a wide range of wavelengths in a manner reminiscent of inorganic quantum dots by controlling the aggregation of dye molecules inside the colloids, according to scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory, in Washington, D.C. (ACS Nano, DOI: 10.1021/nn9007498). These novel fluorescent nanoparticles and the wealth of . . .

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