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Amphiphilic Egg-Derived Carbon Dots: Rapid Plasma Fabrication, Pyrolysis Process, and Multicolor Printing Patterns

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  • Jing Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, 210009 (P.R. China)
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  • Dr. Cai-Feng Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, 210009 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Su Chen

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, 210009 (P.R. China)
    • State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, 210009 (P.R. China)
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  • This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21076103), National Natural Science Foundation of China-NSAF (10976012), the Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (20093221120002, 20103221110001), the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (PAPD), and National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program) (2012AA030313).

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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).

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