Luminescence : The Instrumental Key to the Future of Nanotechnology book cover
1st Edition

The Instrumental Key to the Future of Nanotechnology

Edited By

Adam M. Gilmore

ISBN 9789814241953
Published December 21, 2013 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
404 Pages 16 Color & 127 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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