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Keywords:

  • carbon dots;
  • inkjet printing;
  • photoluminescence;
  • plasma chemistry;
  • quantum dots
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How do you like your eggs? Amphiphilic carbon dots (CDs) with intense blue fluorescence have been produced from chicken eggs by treatment with plasma. They are used as effective “fluorescent carbon inks” for multicolor luminescent inkjet and silk-screen printing (see image).