Luminescent Carbon Nanotubes by Surface Functionalization (pages 189–193)
D. L. Shi, J. Lian, W. Wang, G. K. Liu, P. He, Z. Dong, L. M. Wang and R. C. Ewing
Article first published online: 21 DEC 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200501680
Multiwalled carbon nanotubes functionalized with europium-doped Y2O3 nanophosphors gives rise to species that are luminescent in the visible-light range. The surface morphologies and microstructure have been characterized by high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and Z-contrast imaging (see Figure). Such species may find potential applications in cancer diagnosis and treatment.