Morphology- and Color-Tunable Bright Fibers with High Concentration of CdTe Nanocrystals Assembled through Sol–Gel Reaction

Authors

  • Ping Yang,

    1. Photonics Research Institute National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Midorigaoka, Ikeda-city Osaka 563-8577 (Japan)
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  • Masanori Ando,

    1. Photonics Research Institute National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Midorigaoka, Ikeda-city Osaka 563-8577 (Japan)
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  • Norio Murase

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    1. Photonics Research Institute National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Midorigaoka, Ikeda-city Osaka 563-8577 (Japan)
    • Photonics Research Institute National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Midorigaoka, Ikeda-city Osaka 563-8577 (Japan).
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Abstract

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Intensely luminescent fibers are prepared by the self-assembly of hybrid SiO2-coated CdTe nanocrystals (NCs), SiO2 monomers, and a complex of Cd2+ and thioglycolic acid. These fibers exhibit tunable photoluminescent colors (yellow to red) and morphologies (tubal, solid, and belt-like) with an extremely high concentration of CdTe NCs by controlling the preparation parameters.

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