Advanced Materials

One-Step Interfacial Synthesis and Assembly of Ultrathin Luminescent AuNPs/Silica Membranes

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  • Shengyang Yang,

    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX, 75080, USA, Fax: (+1) 972-883-2925
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  • Chen Zhou,

    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX, 75080, USA, Fax: (+1) 972-883-2925
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  • Jinbin Liu,

    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX, 75080, USA, Fax: (+1) 972-883-2925
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  • Mengxiao Yu,

    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX, 75080, USA, Fax: (+1) 972-883-2925
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  • Jie Zheng

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX, 75080, USA, Fax: (+1) 972-883-2925
    • Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Rd. Richardson, TX, 75080, USA, Fax: (+1) 972-883-2925.
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Abstract

A facile one-step strategy is explored to achieve uniform luminescent Au nanoparticles (AuNPs) in a two-dimensional ultrathin silica matrix based on simultaneous reaction and assembly at the liquid–liquid interface. The as-prepared AuNPs/silica nanocomposites can be further employed to fabricate micrometer-thick films with bifunctional luminescent and superhydrophobic properties. Such a versatile concept is ideal for the development of multifunctional devices.

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