Water-triggered luminescent "nano-bombs" based on supra-(carbon nanodots).

Lou Q, Qu S, Jing P, Ji W, Li D, Cao J, Zhang H, Liu L, Zhao J, Shen D
Adv Mater. 2015 27 (8): 1389-94

PMID: 25447963 · DOI:10.1002/adma.201403635

Novel luminescent "nano-bombs" based on a self-assembled system of carbon-nanodots, termed supra-CDs, are developed. The luminescence of these luminescent "nano-bombs" depends strongly on water contact; they show weak emission in toluene and decompose in contact with water, resulting in strong photoluminescence. Paper coated with these "nano-bombs" is successfully applied for water-jet printing of luminescence patterns and the mapping of human sweat-pore patterns.

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Carbon Dermatoglyphics Humans Luminescent Agents Nanoparticles Sweat Toluene Water

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