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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.
Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2018

M Massaro, CG Colletti, S Guernelli, G Lazzara, M Liu, G Nicotra, R Noto, F Parisi, I Pibiri, C Spinella, Serena Riela

Biblio References: 
Volume: 6 Issue: 27 Pages: 7377-7384
Journal of Materials Chemistry C