Advanced Functional Materials

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19_02/2009Cover Picture: Highly Fluorescent Poly(dimethylsiloxane) for On-Chip Temperature Measurements (Adv. Funct. Mater. 2/2009)

Highly fluorescent poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) doped with ZnO quantum dots (QDs) is conveniently generated and used directly for whole-chip temperature measurements, as described by Hongkai Wu and co-workers on page 324. A model is also given to elucidate the temperature sensitivity and extremely high stability of this material by studying the bonding between the QDs and the PDMS.

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