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Photoluminescent hybrid nanomaterials from modified halloysite nanotubes

  • Autori: Massaro, M. and Colletti, C.G. and Guernelli, S. and Lazzara, G. and Liu, M. and Nicotra, G. and Noto, R. and Parisi, F. and Pibiri, I. and Spinella, C. and Riela, S.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2018
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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The synthesis of photoluminescent nanomaterials based on halloysite nanotubes is described. The obtained hybrid was characterized by means of TGA, FT-IR, DLS and XPS measurements; in addition its morphology was imaged by TEM and HR-TEM. The HNT hybrid also exhibited photoluminescent properties, both in solution and in the solid state, and white-light emission (0.24, 0.36; CIE coordinates) was observed. This work could be pioneering as a new strategy for manufacturing both LEDs and fluorescent tags based on HNT nanomaterials. © 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry.