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Lighting-Up Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Silver Nanoclusters

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  • Zhenzhen Huang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resources Utilization and Laboratory of Chemical Biology, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262625
    2. Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (P.R. China)
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  • Yu Tao,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resources Utilization and Laboratory of Chemical Biology, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262625
    2. Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (P.R. China)
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  • Fang Pu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resources Utilization and Laboratory of Chemical Biology, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262625
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  • Prof. Dr. Jinsong Ren,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resources Utilization and Laboratory of Chemical Biology, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262625
    • State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resources Utilization and Laboratory of Chemical Biology, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262625
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  • Prof. Dr. Xiaogang Qu

    1. State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Resources Utilization and Laboratory of Chemical Biology, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130022, (P.R. China), Fax: (+86) 431-85262625
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Abstract

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Light at the end of the tunnel: A new noncovalent strategy to light up single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) by functionalizing them with DNA-templated silver nanoclusters is reported (see scheme). The resulting nanohybrids combine the unique properties of both nanomaterials and could serve as a convenient and efficient platform for fluorescence visualization of SWNTs. Such nanohybrids could also have promising applications in novel electrical materials, biological probes, and fluorescent nanosensors.

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