1st Edition

Luminescence The Instrumental Key to the Future of Nanotechnology

Edited By Adam M. Gilmore Copyright 2013
    404 Pages 16 Color & 127 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    The book covers a broad multidisciplinary arena including applications for energy conservation, materials performance enhancement, electronic circuitry, video displays, lighting, photovoltaics, quantum computing, memory, chemo- and biosensors, pharmaceuticals and medical diagnostics inter alia. It presents a comprehensive introductory overview of the photophysics, instrumentation and experimental methodology of nanomaterial luminescence. Invited experts highlight more specific advanced research areas that have either shown potential for, or have already realized, significant impact on the day-to-day aspects of modern life and the world economy.

    Important Spectral and Polarized Properties of Semiconducting SWNT Photoluminescence Shigeo Maruyama and Yuhei Miyauchi
    Important Spectral Features
    Phonon Sideband in Absorption
    Various Sidebands in Emission
    Cross-Polarized Absorption
    Transverse Quasi-Dark Excitons
    Advanced Aspects of Photoluminescence Instrumentation for Carbon Nanotubes Said Kazaoui, Y. Futami, Konstantin Iakoubovskii, and Nobutsugu Minami
    CNT Thin-Film Fabrication Methods
    NIR-PL-Mapping Instruments
    Developments in Catalytic Methodology for (n,m) Selective Synthesis of SWNTs Yuan Chen, Bo Wang, Yanhui Yang, and Qiang Wang
    Effective Catalysts for (n,m) Selective Synthesis
    Growth Parameters Influencing (n,m) Selectivity
    Fundamental Understanding of (n,m) Selectivity
    Characterization Methodology for (n,m) Abundance Evaluation
    Conclusions and Outlook
    Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Thin-Film Electronics Husnu Emrah Unalan and Manish Chhowalla
    Purification and Dispersion of SWNTs
    Thin-Film Deposition Processes
    Optoelectronic Properties of SWNTs
    SWNT Functionalization Treatments
    Applications and Devices
    Conclusions and Outlook
    Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Based Solution-Processed Organic Optoelectronic Devices Ming Shao and Bin Hu
    Effects of SWCNTs on the Electroluminescent Performance of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes
    CNT Effect on Photovoltaic Response in Conjugated Polymers
    Exciton Energy Transfer in Carbon Nanotubes Probed by Photoluminescence Ping Heng Tan, Tawfique Hasan, Francesco Bonaccorso, and Andrea C. Ferrari

    The Photoluminescence Spectrum of Nanotube Bundles
    Mechanism and Efficiency of EET in Nanotube Bundles
    How to Distinguish EET-Induced Features from Other Sidebands in the PL Spectrum?
    Relaxation Pathways of Excitons in Nanotube Bundles
    How to Detect Bundles and Probe Their Concentration?
    Exploiting EET for Photonic and Optoelectronic Applications
    Advances in Dispersal Agents and Methodology for SWNT Analysis Tsuyohiko Fujigaya and Naotoshi Nakashima
    Characterization of Dispersion States
    Solubilization by Dispersal Agents
    Nanotube/Polymer Composites
    Time Domain Luminescence Instrumentation Graham Hungerford, Kulwinder Sagoo, and David McLoskey
    Light Sources
    Data Acquisition Electronics
    Time-Resolved Measurement System Considerations
    Key Approaches to Linking Nanoparticle Metrology and Photoluminescence Yu Chen, Jan Karolin, and David J. S. Birch
    Fluorescence Anisotropy Theory
    Results and Discussions
    Nanometer-Scale Measurements Using FRET and FLIM Microscopy Margarida Barroso, Yuansheng Sun, Horst Wallrabe, and Ammasi Periasamy
    FRET Microscopy
    Choosing FRET Pairs
    Organic Dye Donor–Acceptor FRET Pair: AF488–AF555
    FP Donor–Acceptor FRET Pair: mTFP-mKO2
    QD–Organic Dye FRET Pairs: QD566–AF568 and QD580–AF594
    Conclusions and Outlook
    Cancer Detection and Biosensing Applications with Quantum Dots Ken-Tye Yong
    Preparation of Quantum Dots with the Hot Colloidal Synthesis Method
    Types of Quantum Dots Available for Biomedical and Cancer Applications
    Preparation of Water-Dispersible Quantum Dots
    Preparation of Bioconjugated Quantum Dots
    Bioconjugated Quantum Dots and Quantum Rods for in vitro Cancer Imaging and Sensing
    Multifunctional Quantum Dots and Quantum Rods for in vivo Cancer Targeting and Imaging

    The Risk and Benefits of Using Functionalized Quantum Dots for Biomedical Health Care
    Conclusions and Outlook
    Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles in Biosensing Applications Linda Y. L. Wu
    Particle Size Control through Chemical Synthesis and Surface Modifications
    Bandgap Modification for Visible Emission
    Bioimaging Using ZnO Nanocrystals
    Cytotoxicity Tests
    Conclusions and Outlook
    Use of QDOT Photoluminescence for Codification and Authentication Purposes Shoude Chang
    QDOTs Used as Information Carriers
    Information Encoding
    Information Retrieval
    Conclusions and Outlook
    Characterization Approaches for Blue and White Phosphorescent OLEDs Brian W. D’Andrade
    Blue Electrophosphorescence
    White Organic Light-Emitting Device


    Adam M. Gilmore