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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. The HNT hybrid has also shown photoluminescence properties, both in solution and solid state, in which a white-light emission (0.24, 0.36; CIE coordinates) is observed. This work could be pioneering as new strategy both for manufacturing LEDs and fluorescent tag based on HNT nanomaterials.
Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2018

Serena Riela, Marina Massaro, Carmelo Giuseppe Colletti, Susanna Guernelli, Giuseppe Lazzara, Mingxian Liu, Giuseppe Nicotra, Renato Noto, Filippo Parisi, Ivana PIBIRI, Corrado Spinella

Biblio References: 
Journal of Materials Chemistry C