Optical processes in carbon nanocolloids

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Author(s)

  • Giulio Ragazzon
  • Alejandro Cadranel
  • Yichun Wang
  • Dirk M. Guldi
  • Nicholas A. Kotov
  • Maurizio Prato

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606–628
Journal / PublicationChem
Volume7
Issue number3
Online published4 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2021

Abstract

In recent years, carbon dots, graphene quantum dots, and other carbon nanocolloids have attracted a mounting interest as readily available, non-toxic, and tailorable carbon-based nanomaterials. One of the most fascinating features of carbon nanocolloids is their luminescence, the origin of which remains a source of dispute. The lack of understanding of the optical properties of carbon nanocolloids hampers their use in technological, environmental, and biomedical processes. Here, we review the current knowledge of excited states in carbon nanocolloids and related properties, inviting researchers to embrace the complexity of carbon nanocolloids. We point to the fundamental problems associated with their structure, photophysics, and photochemistry and highlight multiple directions of current and future research of this exciting class of nanomaterials.

Research Area(s)

  • carbon dots, carbon nanocolloids, carbon nanoparticles, charge transfer, energy transfer, fluorescence, SDG7: Affordable and clean energy, SDG9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure

Citation Format(s)

Optical processes in carbon nanocolloids. / Ragazzon, Giulio; Cadranel, Alejandro; Ushakova, Elena V.; Wang, Yichun; Guldi, Dirk M.; Rogach, Andrey L.; Kotov, Nicholas A.; Prato, Maurizio.

In: Chem, Vol. 7, No. 3, 11.03.2021, p. 606–628.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review