Carbon Nanoparticles as Chromophores for Photon Harvesting and Photoconversion (pages 3604–3608)
Juan Xu, Sushant Sahu, Li Cao, Parambath Anilkumar, Kenneth N. Tackett II, Haijun Qian, Christopher E. Bunker, Elena A. Guliants, Alexander Parenzan and Prof. Dr. Ya-Ping Sun
Version of Record online: 13 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201100640
Undercover: Carbon nanoparticles have recently emerged as a unique class of optical nanomaterials. This study demonstrates the chromophoric functions of suspended small carbon nanoparticles in harvesting visible photons for the reductive coating of the nanoparticles with silver and gold (see picture) and, as a result, the preparation of unique carbon-metal core–shell nanostructures.