Sensors: Anisotropically Luminescent Hydrogels Containing Magnetically-Aligned MWCNTs-Eu(III) Hybrids (Adv. Mater. 17/2013)

Authors

  • Laura Maggini,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Namur Research College (NARC), University of Namur (UNamur), Rue de Bruxelles 61, 5000 Namur, Belgium
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  • Mingjie Liu,

    1. RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
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  • Yasuhiro Ishida,

    1. RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
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  • Davide Bonifazi

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Namur Research College (NARC), University of Namur (UNamur), Rue de Bruxelles 61, 5000 Namur, Belgium
    2. Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, INSTM UdR Trieste, University of Trieste, Piazzale Europa 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy
    • Department of Chemistry and Namur Research College (NARC), University of Namur (UNamur), Rue de Bruxelles 61, 5000 Namur, Belgium.
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  • Dedicated to Prof. François Diederich

Abstract

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Anisotropic glow!! An anisotropically-luminescent hydrogel containing an Eu(III)-MWCNTs hybrid is prepared, aligning the tubular frameworks under the influence of a 10T magnetic field. Thermal triggering of the emission properties of the material is achieved, enabling a turn “on/off” behaviour. Further details can be found in the article by Davide Bonifazi and co-workers on page 2462.

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