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Photoluminescence Study of Encapsulated Dye Inside Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Dispersed in Solvents

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Photo-luminescent dye, 1-(2-amino-phenyl) naphthalene-2-ylamine (APNA) molecules were synthesized and encapsulated inside single-walled carbon nanotubes (APNA@SWNTs) in vacuum. Here we measured X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern and attenuated total reflectance (ATR) spectrum to confirm the encapsulation of APNA molecules inside SWNTs. Strong photoluminescence (PL) spectrum was observed around 400 nm at an excitation of 326 nm. We employed the PL intensity of the dye to reveal suspension stability of SWNTs in solvents. The intensity of PL spectrum increased as a function of SWNTs suspension stability, i.e., the PL intensity was proportional to suspension stability of SWNTs in various solvents.


Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2011.4809

Publication date: August 1, 2011

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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