We acknowledge NSERC Canada (NanoIP program and Canada Research Chairs program) for financial support of this work and appreciate discussions with Prof. Warren C. W. Chan and assistance of Sam Cauchi in measurements of photoluminescence. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Photogeneration of Fluorescent Silver Nanoclusters in Polymer Microgels†
Article first published online: 22 AUG 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 19, pages 2336–2340, October, 2005
How to Cite
Zhang, J., Xu, S. and Kumacheva, E. (2005), Photogeneration of Fluorescent Silver Nanoclusters in Polymer Microgels. Adv. Mater., 17: 2336–2340. doi: 10.1002/adma.200501062
- Issue published online: 23 SEP 2005
- Article first published online: 22 AUG 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 JUL 2005
- Manuscript Received: 24 MAY 2005
- Photoluminescent materials;
- Template-directed assembly/synthesis
Photoactivated template-based synthesis of fluorescent Ag nanoclusters in the interior of microgel particles has been demonstrated. Photoluminescence intensity and emission wavelength varies with the time of photoactivated synthesis. Optical properties of the photogenerated Ag nanoclusters strongly depend on the acidity of the medium. The resulting hybrid microgels show stable photoluminescence and strong response to external stimuli.