Robust, directed assembly of fluorescent nanodiamonds.

Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Nanoscale, 2016, 8 (42), pp. 18032 - 18037
Issue Date:
2016-10-27
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Arrays of fluorescent nanoparticles are highly sought after for applications in sensing, nanophotonics and quantum communications. Here we present a simple and robust method of assembling fluorescent nanodiamonds into macroscopic arrays. Remarkably, the yield of this directed assembly process is greater than 90% and the assembled patterns withstand ultra-sonication for more than three hours. The assembly process is based on covalent bonding of carboxyl to amine functional carbon seeds and is applicable to any material, and to non-planar surfaces. Our results pave the way to directed assembly of sensors and nanophotonics devices.
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