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Highly Photoluminescent CdTe/Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Temperature-Sensitive Gels


  • This work was supported by National Nature Science Foundation of China, 973 projects, and 863 projects of China. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


CdTe quantum dots show increased quantum yields when incorporated into a temperature-sensitive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogel (see Figure). The fluorescence intensities and maximum emission wavelengths are sensitive to external temperature stimuli and are completely reversible.

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