Photoluminescent Peptide Nanotubes

Authors

  • Jungki Ryu,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu Daejeon 305-701 (Republic of Korea)
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  • Seong Yoon Lim,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu Daejeon 305-701 (Republic of Korea)
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  • Chan Beum Park

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu Daejeon 305-701 (Republic of Korea)
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) 335 Gwahangno, Yuseong-gu Daejeon 305-701 (Republic of Korea).
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Abstract

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Photoluminescent peptide nanotubes are synthesized in an in situ incorporation of lanthanide complexes into peptide nanotubes through a self-assembly process. We found that peptide nanotubes and photosensitizer molecules exhibited a high synergistic effect on the enhancement of lanthanide photoluminescence through a cascaded energy-transfer mechanism.

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